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DLA Piper Communications Writer in Boston, Massachusetts

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center. (

DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional, collaborative, and supportive. Our people are the backbone, heart, and soul of our firm. Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career. Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.

Our team is growing! If you are a highly talented Communications Writer, we want to hear from you!

This position is remote, candidates may be required on occasion to visit the local office when/if needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 2 years’ experience in roles related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, or Marketing

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Demonstrated ability to edit, proofread, and write clearly and concisely

  • Ability to interpret, synthesize, and communicate information to various audiences in a way that is relevant to them

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools and content management/intranet platforms

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, English, or a related field

  • Experience working in law firms or professional services firms, large organizations, or fast-paced publishing environments

  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS

  • Collaborative team player who is able to communicate effectively and develop solid working relationships across multiple levels and organizational areas and personnel levels

  • Detail-oriented self-starter capable of prioritizing and managing a variety of projects and assignments simultaneously

  • Ability to perform well under pressure in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines while ensuring acute attention to detail and accuracy

What will your day look like?

The Communications Writer collaborates with Marketing department stakeholders and legal teams to review, edit, write, and produce a range of external communications that support the firm’s thought leadership and strategies. This role constantly interacts with lawyers, marketing managers, firm general counsel, and the Communications team, producing and distributing a variety of message types through our external channels.

As a Communications Writer, you will collaborate with stakeholders to review, edit, and at times write content prior to release to ensure accuracy, clarity, consistency of style, respect for client sensitivities, and application of the firm’s messaging. You will handle the external alert publication process from initial intake to publication, a role encompassing reviewing, editing, and advising authors and managers, working with internal and external design teams, and collaborating with the firm’s web and social media teams. You will also edit other external-facing communications ranging from invitations, web copy, and ads to lawyer-authored articles for outside publications. You will stage and publish thought leadership on Sitecore using basic HTML/CSS as needed. A team player and a quick learner, you will work in a fast-moving environment and handle multiple projects moving forward simultaneously, all while remaining calm, courteous, and cooperative.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website ( .

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

General & Essential Job Expectations

While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;

  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;

  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;

  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;

  • Foster positive work relationships;

  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;

  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;

  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The expected pay range for this position, if hired to work in New York City is $38..43 - $55.72 per hour. If hired to work in San Francisco or Palo Alto the expected pay range is $40.10 - $58.15 per hour. If hired to work in San Diego, Los Angeles, or Seattle the expected pay range is $36.76 - $53.30 per hour. Non-exempt positions will be paid on an hourly basis and paid overtime in accordance with applicable laws. The compensation offered to a candidate selected for employment will be dependent upon various factors, including the candidate’s geographic market, skills, educational and professional background, experience, and overall qualifications. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k).

Application Process:

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Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.   

No immigration sponsorship is available for this position.

Agency applications will not be considered.  

Job: Marketing

Organization: Marketing

Title: Communications Writer

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: 24000190

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