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Marketing & Communications Specialist

Jones Foster is seeking an experienced Marketing & Communications Specialist to join our West Palm Beach office. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Business Development and collaborating across all departments and practice groups, this position is responsible for content creation, social media, website management, media relations, and event planning. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented professional who possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, basic graphic design experience, and the ability to work in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Generating content and graphics for various platforms & mediums. Handling editorial planning, scheduling, interviewing, copywriting, editing, and proofing for marketing materials, website, media, advertorials, social media, video, client email campaigns, and intranet.
  • Managing social media platforms and all postings per best practices.
  • Maintaining website and assets.
  • Implementing SEO best practices.
  • Working with the administration team to research, implement, and roll out select technology platforms. Setting up and managing user profiles and data input, as needed.
  • Conducting market research on topics and issues that impact the overall strategic marketing of the firm.
  • Researching and managing sourcing and production of branded collateral and promotional items.
  • Assisting in the coordination and preparation of award submissions.
  • Distributing press releases to appropriate outlets, pitching ideas/stories, and developing opportunities for coverage of awards, honors, representative matters, events, thought leadership.
  • Researching advertising opportunities.
  • Working with Director to plan and execute all aspects of external Firm-sponsored events, including the community involvement program.
  • Assisting attorneys, as needed, with industry events in which they are serving as speakers, moderators, or chairs.
  • Updating and maintaining records for all relevant marketing projects and policies and procedures.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and prioritize projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, InDesign, Mailchimp, Craft or WordPress.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Advertising preferred.
  • Three to five years of related experience writing and editing projects; portfolio of relevant previous projects is highly preferred.
  • Legal or professional services experience preferred.

Jones Foster provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This is a 40 hour per week position. Submit resume and salary requirements to Tammy Anton, Human Resources Manager at tanton@jonesfoster.com. EOE

Legal Assistant – Private Wealth

Jones Foster is seeking an experienced Trust & Estates Legal Assistant to join our West Palm Beach office. This position will provide administrative support to Private Wealth attorneys and paralegals with a high volume workload. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented administrative professional who possesses excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Preparing and drafting legal documents such as probate pleadings, documents for trust and estate administration matters, engagement letters, memos, new matter intake, etc.
  • Experience with e-filings and various court filing systems, including filing pleadings and recording documents with the courts
  • Establishing and maintaining paper and electronic files in compliance with firm policies utilizing the firm’s document management system.
  • Scheduling, calendaring, time entry, billing and transcribing dictation
  • Assist attorneys in all stages of case from inception to resolution
  • Assists with the preparation of estate planning binders
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills needed to draft and proofread
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented to handle high volume
  • Strong attention to detail, initiative and follow-through required
  • Ability to effectively balance assignments and workflow from multiple attorneys
  • Working knowledge of the rules of procedure governing probates in state court
  • Ability to perform tasks utilizing legal software such as document management and time entry systems. Experience in PerfectLaw is a plus.
  • Proficiency with multifunction word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and PDF programs)

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a legal environment or law firm

Jones Foster provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This is a 36.25 hour per week position. Submit resume and salary requirements to Tammy Aton, Human Resources Manager at tanton@jonesfoster.com. EOE