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Sr. Legal Editor, Labor & Employment

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 11/29/2017 12:21:09 PM Washington, DC United States of America
Job Description

Practical Law is looking for a Senior Legal Editor with expertise in federal public sector labor and employment law to create new online content that will help federal government lawyers practice more efficiently.

The central and most critical responsibility of this Senior Legal Editor position is to research, write, edit, publish and update on-line content for Practical Law's federal government subscribers.  Our content includes practice guidance notes, checklists, and standard forms, all of which are written in accordance with Practical Law's unique writing style.

In addition, the Senior Legal Editor will:

  • Collaborate with the other editors on Practical Law's Labor & Employment Service to peer review, improve, and organize newly-written content, as well as plan for and organize future content needs and priorities;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Practical Law's Public Sector Service and other Practical Law editorial teams on content planning and creation, as well as on other Practical Law and Thomson Reuters initiatives;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with lawyers who specialize in federal public sector labor and employment law and can contribute new content for Practical Law to publish;
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law’s companion print magazine, Practical Law - The Journal;
  • Stay informed of current developments and issues of federal public sector labor and employment law and practice to ensure timely updates to existing content and the development of new content;
  • Develop relationships with lawyers in the federal government to ensure that our content is topical and meets the needs of federal government practitioners;
  • Organize and/or conduct webinars on topics of interest for federal public sector labor and employment lawyers;
  • Assist with sales demonstrations and marketing initiatives, as requested; and
  • Assist with other Thomson Reuters products in which Practical Law is foundational, as requested.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

This position will preferably be located in Washington, DC or New York City; however, we will consider candidates in other U.S.-based locations working on a remote basis.


  • Juris Doctor.
  • At least six years’ experience in federal public sector labor and employment law, with an emphasis on labor law, working as either (1) a lawyer in a federal government agency, or (2) a lawyer in private practice representing federal employees in employment and/or labor matters.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the needs and priorities of public sector labor and employment lawyers who advise federal government agencies.
  • Experience representing a federal agency in labor and employment matters before the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and/or in federal court.
  • Experience advising agency officials on the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the administrative practice involving the Federal Labor Relations Authority (e.g., resolving allegations of unfair labor practices, adjudicating exceptions to arbitrators’ awards, resolving bargaining impasses).
  • Experience drafting labor and employment agreements, as well as policies, that are specific to federal government employment.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks at once.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a sincere desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • The ability to work seamlessly and selflessly with others.
  • A genuine passion for writing and very strong writing and editing skills, including:
    • Very close attention to detail;
    • Excellent command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
    • The ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.

About Practical Law:

Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is a leading online provider of legal know-how. We help government and private lawyers save time and practice more efficiently. We deliver our content to governmental entities, companies, law firms, and law schools. Our subscribers include government entities on the federal, state and local levels, most major international law firms and corporations, including approximately 85% of the Am Law 200, hundreds of small and mid-size firms, and over 1,300 legal departments worldwide. For more information about Practical Law see our website at

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