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Associate Editor - Real Estate

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 4/4/2018 5:19:36 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

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.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ101991
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America|New York-New York-United States of America|Washington, DC-District of Columbia-United States of America
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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