Global US law firm is looking to hire a London-based Communications Manager, with a particular focus on their directories submissions and listings – this hire will have the day-to-day management of the global directories process plus the general communications and editorial tasks – strong level editing and writing is essential for this role. Duties will include initiating pre-directory processes, answering all relevant questions and providing advice as required to internal clients and colleagues, proofreading and reviewing submissions, with particular emphasis on those in non-native English, hlping to draft sections where appropriate (e.g., “Feedback”) or otherwise as directed, monitoring for issues and either resolving / escalating as appropriate, circulating feedback from directories, analysing performance and circulating to relevant stakeholders, feeding back to editors, drafting appropriate announcements, inputting on social / internal communications efforts as appropriate, supporting efforts to influence editors and deputising where appropriate, leading submissions as directed (e.g., where strategic or in conditions of light staffing), keeping the wider Client Development team apprised of changes to submissions policies and procedures, drafting and maintaining lawyer and firm profiles, defining and monitoring the submissions budget, including arranging invoice payment, delivering standard “new hire” training, arranging any special reporting required, developing, coordinating and collating “best practice” tools and templates and keeping directories informed of relevant joiners and leavers. This is a challenging role requiring a solid understanding of how directories operate, how to create quality submissions, how the referee process works and how to maximise potential for improved rankings. The candidate will have to demonstrate high-level team-working skills to work closely with colleagues in the Practice Group-specific Business Development departments. Key skills will include excellent writing and editing skills, including a knowledge of Associated Press style, detail-oriented and organised, excellent project management skills, good oral communication skills, the ability to understand and contribute to strategy, the ability to work with complex subject matter, comfort and competence with Microsoft Word and iManage and law firm experience databases and good interpersonal skills. This role will be an autonomous position in London with high-levels of accountability so applicants needs to have strong levels of communications experience where you can demonstrate editing and writing skills. Previous management or autonomous Communications experience is essential, law firm preferable although not essential.