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Senior Designer - Military Veterans

at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

We invite you to review our current professional staff openings to learn about the opportunities available across the firm.

About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world's major financial centers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Designer to join our Firm. In this position, you will be responsible for handling design and the full execution and production of brand-consistent Skadden communications and materials.. This position will be based in our New York office and has an in-office working schedule. Please note that the Firm will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.


  • Handles design and production of brand-consistent materials, including client-facing presentations and capabilities pieces; pitch and presentation templates; client mailings; internal and external websites; publications; recruiting materials; invitations and other collateral for client, diversity, alumni and law student events; announcements; ads; social media posts; podcasts and videos; and other Skadden-branded materials.

  • Instructs non-designers in use of Firm-specific PowerPoint templates and maintains handbook on templates.

  • Maintains brand guidelines for Firm-wide use.

  • Coordinates and helps direct photoshoots; and maintains current/archived files for all headshot photos.

  • Oversees work of more junior designers on ads/signage/presentations/newsletters and photography archiving.

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.

  • Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests.

  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.

  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Complete proficiency in the Adobe design apps, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver; HTML coding, video editing and basic animation experience

  • Strong typographic and layout skills; illustration, infographic design and animation/visual effects knowledge

  • Excellent craft and precision for hand-building comps

  • Significant knowledge and experience managing full-cycle of print production: from obtaining estimated costs and negotiating vendor bids to supervising prepress work, and from checking over and marking up proofs to properly overseeing a press check

  • Experience with photoshoot direction/management and can handle basic photo retouching

  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with a wide range of clients and vendors

  • Strong grammar, punctuation and spelling skills necessary

  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in an organized and timely manner; and scrutinize work with tremendous attention to detail

  • Full working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications (especially PowerPoint & Word)

  • Ability to take direction from senior staff and clients (internal and external) and offer new ideas/fresh perspective

  • Adjusts design aesthetic and workflow to meet evolving Firm needs

  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment

  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related area

  • Minimum of five years design experience in a professional services organization or other corporate environment


Culture & Life at Skadden

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community, and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity, and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the Firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the Firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.

Benefits

The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.

  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.

  • Generous paid time off.

  • Paid leave options, including parental.

  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.

  • Robust well-being classes and programs.

  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.


For further details, please visit: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits

The starting base salary for this position is expected to be within the range listed under Salary Details. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Salary Details
$110,000 - $120,000

EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability, any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

Applicants who require an accommodation during the application process should contact Winnie Feng at (212) 735-3037.

Skadden EEO and Affirmative Action Policy

Skadden EEO and Affirmative Action Policy

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Salary Range
$110,000 to $120,000
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

With 23 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.

Our History

Founded as a three-lawyer shop in Manhattan in 1948, Skadden rose to prominence in the ’60s and ’70s by taking on the proxy fights and hostile tender offers that white-shoe law firms deemed “ungentlemanly.”  We leveraged our success in that area to build one of the world’s preeminent law firms, offering clients in every major international financial center solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law.

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