Associate Editor - Texas Lawyer

Mar 04, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Mr. Human Resources
Full Time
We are currently seeking an Associate Editor for Texas Lawyer, a division of ALM. The associate editor position is extremely important to the success and direction of our website as they are solely responsible for the hyper-local contributed substantive law and how-to articles.

The associate editor needs to have the ability to work closely with freelance contributors in the legal profession. Also needs the ability to synthesize and simplify copy and compel others to follow form and style. Associate editor should be able to communicate with sources and readers via social media.

• Soliciting articles for special focus sections, op-ed articles and substantive law columns.
• Proofing pages, editing copy, obtaining freelance agreements and checking photos on deadline.
• Commissioning and editing columns from outside lawyer contributors who write about developments in their respective practice areas.
• Writing newsmaker copy.

• At least 2-3 years of editing for a newspaper or magazine
• Bachelor degree in journalism required.
• Must be extremely organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task and work well under pressure with a strong sense of urgency and accountability.
• Previous editorial experience preferred.
• Legal background helpful.
• Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be a strong team player and also be able to work well independently.
• Proactive problem solving skills

Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to for immediate consideration. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please. ALM is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and values diversity. M/F/D/V

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