NALP, the National Association for Law Placement, a Washington, DC based nonprofit legal education association with a staff of 14 professionals seeks a Publications Manager.
Our staff are driven by their shared passion for making our members experts and leaders in the law schools, law firms, agencies, and organizations they serve.
The Publications Manager has primary responsibility for the design, layout, and production of NALP’s print and digital materials, including collateral materials based on marketing plans for NALP conferences and events, products, research reports, membership, and services.
The Publications Manager works in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief and the Director of Technology and Electronic Information Resources as part of a communications team, and also maintains positive working relationships with all NALP staff and with members. While working collaboratively to develop communications strategies, the Manager also works independently and with self-direction on marketing and communications projects and tasks. This position does not have supervisory duties.
Design and layout of quarterly journal, research reports, sponsor prospectus, membership materials, conference signage, conference brochures, and onsite conference materials, with other design projects as assigned.
Works collaboratively with other NALP staff to set overall strategic direction for communications and marketing strategies, implementation, and management.
Assists in analyzing ways to improve marketing and member communication strategies, partnerships and programs, procedures, and systems.
Leads the design and execution of all materials related to organization’s presence at conferences and events.
Distributes press releases and maintains NALP’s press list.
Creates and distributes electronic communications and online newsletters, developing content and soliciting and compiling content from other staff and member contributors.
Implements email marketing for multiple departments.
Works collaboratively with other staff to identify opportunities to use social media to promote products and events and to develop policies and procedures for effective use of social media.
Writes, edits, and proofreads for all forms of media and messaging.
Assists in management and updating of the NALP website using a content management system.
A bachelor’s degree, as well as experience in print and digital publishing, production and design, communications, or graphic design, is required.
Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills teamed with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Excellent organizational ability and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Strong computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on PowerPoint and Word), Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Illustrator with knowledge of Dreamweaver and Photoshop a plus), and Acrobat.
Training and experience in the fundamentals of design for print, web, and mobile.
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and experience working with content management systems.
Strong sense of current trends and best practices in the fields of graphic design and social media.
Ability to effectively present and communicate large amounts of information through print and digital channels.
Knowledge of the field in which NALP members work or demonstrated ability to learn such a professional field.
Member association experience or demonstrated ability to be a contributing member of a collegial team and demonstrated understanding of working for a member-driven organization.
A professional approach to the position and an ability to relate well to members as well as coworkers.
Previous experience with an Association Management System is helpful but not required.
Familiarity with email marketing software helpful but not required (ie. Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Informz, etc).
Some travel is required. The Publications Manager reports to and is evaluated by the Senior Director of Member Professional Development, Communications, and Research. The Benefits include fully paid medical and dental insurance coverage, holidays, sick leave, vacation, and a retirement plan.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter indicating desired salary no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 to:
Fred Thrasher, Deputy Director NALP Suite 401 1220 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2405 firstname.lastname@example.org
If submitting your application by email, please put “Publications Manager” in the subject field. Applicants who are contacted will be asked to provide samples of previous work products.
NALP is an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise law students, lawyers, law offices, and law schools in North America and beyond.
NALP believes in fairness, facts, and the power of a diverse community. We work every day to be the best career services, recruitment, and professional development organization in the world because we want the lawyers and law students we serve to have an ethical recruiting system, employment data they can trust, and expert advisers to guide and support them in every stage of their careers.
NALP is a leading advocate for diversity in the legal profession and an organization committed to the diversity of its membership and staff. NALP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of diverse groups and persons of varied backgrounds.