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Senior Legal Editor, Retirement Plans

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 1/29/2018 5:34:05 PM New York, NY United States of America
Job Description

Practical Law US is looking for a Senior Legal Editor to work on retirement plan resources for our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Service. The focus of the editor is to expand the scope of our legal know-how materials in the following areas:

  • Retirement plan compliance resources.
  • ERISA Title I explanations.
  • Merger & acquisition resources specific to retirement plan issues.

The Attorney will:

  • Conceptualize, draft and edit original legal know-how materials, including practice notes, annotated standard-form documents and transactional checklists for online and print publication.
  • Maintain current awareness of and analyze law and market practice in the retirement plans area.
  • Focus and shape the future of Practical Law’s retirement plans subtopic.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to plan and lead product demonstrations, webinars and in-person continuing legal education seminars for current and potential subscribers.
  • Assist with the development of special projects undertaken by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law.
  • Organize and conduct webinars on topics of interest to attorneys practicing in the employee benefits area, and assist with marketing initiatives and sales demonstrations.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law's companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal: Business Transactions.
  • Develop and use existing relationships with in-house counsel and legal practitioners to ensure that the retirement plans content is topical and meets their needs.


Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:

  • J.D.
  • At least six years’ experience working as an employee benefits attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel, with strong experience in qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and ERISA compliance matters.
  • In-depth experience with ERISA Title I issues and retirement plan issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A solid understanding of the needs of law firm attorneys and corporate counsel with respect to all areas of employee benefits law practice.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to undertake writing and editing tests.

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New York-New York-United States of America
Req #: JREQ098461
Locations: New York-New York-United States of America
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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