Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is looking for an Associate Editor to conduct research, draft, edit, and publish a variety of content for its Real Estate web service, with a focus on residential and commercial real estate transactions.
The Associate Editor will:
- Work with Senior Legal Editors to produce first drafts of real estate content, including practice notes, checklists, standard documents, standard clauses, and other legal content in accordance with Practical Law writing style.
- Edit real estate resources to conform to Practical Law’s house style and plain English.
- Research primary and secondary sources and carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources using KeyCite and the software application WebSite-Watcher for current developments and potential topics for the Real Estate service.
- Write, edit, and publish legal updates on recent legal developments, highlighting their practical implications.
- Generate monthly emails on current legal developments for Practical Law’s subscribers and trial subscribers.
- Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of Practical Law resources.
- Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders.
- Provide additional research and editorial support to Senior Legal Editors and the Real Estate Service as required.
Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.
- A J.D. with one to three years’ experience as a real estate attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel.
- Basic knowledge of residential and commercial real estate transactions.
- Recent experience using Westlaw for legal research.
- A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
- close attention to detail;
- command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
- the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
- Strong analytical and research skills and the ability to identify key relevant information from sources.
- Ability to work efficiently and within tight deadlines.
- Excellent IT, administrative, organizational, and teamwork skills.
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