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Ulmer & Berne LLP

Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Job Code:
Mkt - 001
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Full Time
Ulmer & Berne LLP
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Founded in 1908, Ulmer & Berne LLP operates four offices in the Midwest and one office in Florida. Ulmer & Berne serves a wide range of clients that include individuals, sole proprietorships, public and privately held companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, public bodies and nonprofit organizations.  As one of the largest law firms in the U.S., Ulmer & Berne provides excellence in client services on a regional, national, and international level.


We are currently seeking a full-time Copywriter in our downtown Cleveland office. The position will execute strategy, provide forward-thinking creative leadership and demonstrate the ability to work effectively across practices, offices and departments. The copywriter’s primary responsibilities include updating and improving existing copy and developing new, strategic copy for marketing material, such as attorney biographies, website and internet content, marketing collateral, advertising, press releases, marketing pitches, editing RFP responses, and attorney presentations.


Job Duties Include:


  • Creating crisp, accurate, error-free copy for online and print materials such as website copy, practice descriptions, representative experience lists, case studies, ranking/award submissions, promotional and advertising copy, and attorney biographies.
  • Drafting public/media relations materials, including press releases, media pitches and talking points.
  • Providing editorial review of all self-written and department-generated copy, with emphasis on accuracy, completeness, strategic marketing effectiveness, and branding consistency.
  • Providing editorial review of client alerts, bylined articles, and other attorney-written marketing materials and presentations.
  • Editing content for various digital outlets, including e-mail marketing, blog posts, and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter updates.
  • Dealing effectively with differing opinions and diverse personalities. Prior law firm experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrate a versatile writing style capable of achieving the necessary tone and voice for multiple, disparate audiences and publications while simultaneously maintaining consistency in terms of message, accuracy, branding and strategic objectives.

  • Adhere to style guide consistency and work with marketing communications manager to update/create written guidelines.




A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Journalism, English, Marketing, Public Relations or Communications, including at least 5 years of experience in the legal industry or related industry preferred. Must be able to provide an extensive portfolio of print, online or related work (an electronic submission or URL preferred). Must be able to demonstrate a high-level proficiency in MS Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint). Firm deadlines, quick turnaround times, and fluctuating workloads are common for this position; the ideal candidate will be able to handle these challenges with grace and confidence. The successful applicant will work with our attorneys, our marketing director, and outside agency partners, service providers and freelance support.


Ulmer & Berne offers an outstanding benefit package with includes: medical/dental, 401(k) with employer contribution, life insurance, short and long term disability plans, transportation fringe benefit program, and a generous paid time off policy.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the attention Human Resources at Ulmer & Berne LLP; 1660 West 2nd Street; Suite 1100; Cleveland, OH  44113 or via email to  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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