Sidley Austin LLP

  • Presentation Specialist

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
  • Summary

    The Presentation Specialist will execute the vision within existing design concepts and templates for a variety of projects that include primarily, but are not limited to client presentations, responses to requests for proposals, pitch books (PowerPoint and Word documents) and other marketing collaterals. The incumbent will take direction from the Creative Services Manager, Director of Marketing Communications, and members of the business development marketing team to help articulate sales and business development concepts into sophisticated graphical work product. The incumbent will work within the business development team and interface with creative team leadership as well as directly with various members of the broader marketing department. The incumbent would work with the creative leadership team to develop marketing specific best practices, guidelines and training for use by the business development marketing team. Assignments will be assessed and scheduled through manager and once assigned, will require candidate to coordinate with members of the business development team, designers and lawyers as necessary. The person in this position must be able to multi-task very effectively, as many projects must be handled at once and many deadlines overlap. Must also be able to work independently as well as with other designers, sharing responsibility for projects when needed. Attention to detail is a must. Strong communication skills - written and oral – are critical. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Creates visual presentations for internal and external clients with particular emphasis on new business pitches. Must be able to organize information effectively, and convey data through graphic elements such as charts, graphs, maps, tables and text.
    • Coordinates with other business development staff in the development of presentation materials of a graphic nature.
    • Sources new tools and products that the firm may need to advance the presentation of its services.
    • Execute designs that are consistent with the firm’s brand guidelines.
    • Original keying and incorporating editor’s changes; consult with business development team lawyers and/or supervisor to evaluate individual project needs.
    • Coordinate production activities including preparation of cost and time estimates for projects.
    • Review all art and graphics for consistency of design.
    • Perform quality check for spelling, format and style (includes reviewing text for formatting errors and correcting before sending).
    • Render computer generated drawings and graphics, and modify existing clip art, digital images and layout according to specifications.
    • As needed, produce final documents: (file preparation, styles, templates, tables, table of contents, etc.).
    • Other projects as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design, typography for both print and digital media as well as knowledge of the production process.
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience manipulating/integrating graphics from spreadsheet or presentation applications for projects ranging from small proposals to large complex efforts with extensive graphics.
    • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to produce accurate work product.
    • Ability to work within design templates and translate design concepts into finished work product.
    • Good organizational and planning skills, collaborative, team-oriented, possessing a positive attitude.
    • Flexibility and ability to adapt and to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines.


    • Experience in a corporate setting or other professional services environment. Legal services preferred.
    • Portfolio of work available both in print and digital form.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities



    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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