Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Presentation Specialist in New York, New York

Description/Job Summary

The Presentation Specialist is responsible for the design, conceptualization and execution of complex PowerPoint presentations, effectively conveying extensive, complex financial data, formatting information for clarity of interpretation and recommending the most appropriate media for new business, internal and external business units, global presentations and marketing and media communications.


  • Work closely with Executive Director and Senior Executives utilizing design skills in the creation of highly effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Design and execute high-impact visual presentations for internal and external clients that fully demonstrate the efficacy of a specific business offering and/or target audience, utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator using either a Mac or Windows platform

  • Liaise with internal teams throughout the creative/production process, gather and maintain confidentiality of various forms of information from multiple sources, review data for accuracy and propose solutions

  • Provide project status updates and adjust deliverables as required

  • Translate high level, complex data with a focus on financial data and legal concepts, interpret information and convey key points through illustration or information graphics

  • Provide extensive formatting and project editing support in accordance to the Firm s corporate branding policies and guidelines

  • Ensure all information is accurate and instructions are carried out correctly

  • Perform ad hoc projects and assignments as assigned

  • Must be available to work flexible hours

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • At least 3-5 years experience providing creative design support, with law firm and/or financial services presentation experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Technically proficient in both PC and Mac environments

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint (Expert Level), Adobe, Visio, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • MS Word proficiency in formatting, fonts and margins, text box insertions, heading modifications, footnotes

  • MS Excel proficiency in creating graphics, axis manipulation

  • MS PowerPoint proficiency in slide presentation creation, tables, charts, background color

  • Experience working with financial documents

  • Strong design skills suitable for a corporate environment

  • Quantitative ability and capability to correctly understand and convey complex ideas

  • Ability to provide concept development, design and execution through illustration of visual materials

  • Ability to work with complex formulas in Excel and graphics manipulation in PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of information

  • Acute attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality

  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects effectively in a high-volume, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment with minimal supervision

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

  • Knowledge of industry best practices for chart-building and editing

Required Qualifications

  • Associate s degree in design, marketing, interactive multimedia or 2+ years professional production experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree preferred

  • Microsoft Certification and Presentation Coursework preferred