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Assistant Editor

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 1/24/2018 5:35:35 PM West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Job Description

Business Unit: Legal UKI

Our Legal organisation focuses on connecting our customers’ businesses to the ever-changing legal and regulatory environment.  We provide critical online and print information, decision support tools, software and services to lawyers who practice in law firms, in corporate legal departments and in the public sector. We are a growing business in the UK, especially since the acquisition of Practical Law Company in March 2013 and we are very excited about the next stage in our growth and how you can play a part in it. 

Position Title: Assistant Editor

Position Type: Permanent, 35 hours per week (job share/non-standard hours applications considered)

Location: Yorkshire

Role Purpose:

This role is to provide legal interpretation in the form of research, analysis, and content creation to support the development and maintenance of Thomson Reuters information in all media, and ensure that published information contains and delivers premium content.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyses legal information
  • Creates metadata and consolidated legislation content
  • Identifies key legal issues in editorial materials and maintains key legal content
  • Adheres to editorial publishing schedules, Service Level Agreements and quality standards
  • Verifies own work for accuracy, completeness, and quality and ensures that the information is properly presented and organized
  • Maintains and develops legal knowledge and skills training as required to complete work and stay current on legal trends and developments related to the employee’s editorial responsibilities
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process
  • Supports the delivery of product enhancement projects for UK&I Legal Products
  • Provides administrative assistance including maintenance of spreadsheets and workflows, documentation and the delivery of relevant project objectives
  • Work to be done according to established quality and productivity standards

Experience Required:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (essential)
  • Legal qualification (desirable)
  • Understanding of the UK legislative process (desirable)
  • Experience of MS Office suite (essential)
  • Experience of html/XML/SGML (desirable)

Personal qualities:

  • Works effectively within a team
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems; analyses possible solutions using standard procedures and implements as directed
  • Prioritises own work
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction
  • Has good organisational skills
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Adapts well to new challenges and change
  • Proactive in identifying areas for improvement/enhancement and suggestion alternative options
  • Decisions impact own work deliverables and are largely guided by guidelines, policies, and production
  • Interprets customer needs and assesses requirements

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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West Yorkshire-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ098450
Locations: West Yorkshire-United Kingdom
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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