Communications Coordinator

Location: New York

Contact(s): Tracey Breslin

The Communications Coordinator is an important contributor to the content-related projects and processes that are critical to the firm’s Communications, Business Development and Marketing departments' service delivery and operational efficiency.

Reporting to the Communications Manager and collaborating closely with the Director of Communications, Social Media and Content Specialist and all members of the department, the Communications Coordinator will develop content for use across all internal and external firm channels (intranet, website, social media, digital and print collateral), as well as assist the team in their role as a central clearinghouse of content developed by lawyers and fellow administrative professionals. A particular focus will include contributing to the firm’s considerable thought leadership activities, including its signature client-facing newsletters; as well as a range of marketing collateral described below.


  • Draft promotional language, including summaries of events, client wins and press mentions for website, social media, digital brochures, newsletters and internal channels; and assist with the tracking of client matters for follow-on dissemination across business development and marketing uses.
  • Contribute to the firm’s robust thought leadership activities, including assisting with the project management and content generation of Cadwalader’s signature client-facing newsletters, clients and friends memos, and other publications the firm produces on a frequent basis.
  • Assist with the review of incoming content requests from department colleagues on a host of deliverables, including event invitations, biographies, practice descriptions, internal communications and more.
  • Ensure that materials are delivered accurately and on time (related tasks include gathering precedents, editing, fact-checking, proofreading, compiling, collaborating).
  • Assist with the awards nominations to outside publications, including drafting submissions, managing deadlines and coordinating approval process; and contribute to the overall tracking of opportunities via an editorial calendar.
  • Assist with press coverage tracking and broader public relations reporting tasks, including reporting on media results to the firm.
  • Other duties or special projects may be assigned.


To be successful, the candidate will need:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional internal client service and a “can do” approach to work and collaboration.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to:
      • handle competing priorities.
      • develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
      • think outside of the box and offer creative solutions.
      • work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
      • be a self-starter who can proactively alert colleagues about project deadlines, action items and potential challenges to meeting goals.
  • Prepared to monitor email outside of normal business hours and be available as needed.
  • Willingness to travel, if needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, liberal arts or related field desired.
  • 2+ years of experience in business development within a law firm or professional services environment, or related agency experience serving law firms, preferred.
  • Strong computer skills with the Microsoft Offices suite of programs.


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location from which the applicant will be performing the job.

EEOC: Cadwalader is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, (including traits historically associated with race, such as, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles) color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decisions, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, genetic information or predisposition, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law.