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Associate Editor - Public Sector Service

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 11/21/2017 8:22:52 AM Washington, DC United States of America
Job Description

Associate Editor – Public Sector Service


Practical Law is looking for an associate editor to conduct research, draft, edit, and publish a variety of content for its Public Sector Service.  The associate editor will: 

  • Working with senior legal editors, research and draft Practical Law resources on a variety of topics of interest to government lawyers.
  • Assist with product development efforts and other special projects.
  • Perform annual and interim maintenance on Practical Law resources to reflect recent legal developments.
  • Write, edit, and publish updates on recent legal developments, highlighting the practical implications of recent legal developments.
  • Generate weekly e-mails on current legal developments for our database of subscribers and trial subscribers.
  • Research primary and secondary sources for current developments and other potential topics for the web service.
  • Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of Practical Law resources.
  • Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders.
  • Provide additional editorial support for the Public Sector service as required.


Candidates must have at least the following skills and experience:

  • J.D. plus one year of legal experience, or related experience in an online legal or financial publishing company. Experience or interest in legal issues involving state and local governments and/or the federal government is strongly preferred.
  • A keen interest in writing and excellent drafting skills including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • good command of grammar, punctuation and plain English; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly, simply, and succinctly.
  • Analytical and research skills and ability to identify key relevant information from sources.
  • Ability to work efficiently and within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent IT, administrative, and organization skills.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Enthusiasm to work at a fast-growing company.

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.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America
Req #: JREQ094618
Locations: Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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