Copy Editor (Legal News)

Arlington County, Virginia (US)
Competitive Annual Salary
Apr 20, 2017
News & Journalism
Metro Area
Full Time

RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that quality standards of assigned publication(s) are met; distribute staff assignments; maintain subject area knowledge related to unit's publication(s), including current awareness of issues and developments in the field; serve as subject area expert and resource for others contributing to same or related publications; oversee and participate in production of unit's publication(s); ensure that copy and production deadlines are met; develop and maintain contacts in the government and private sector in order to obtain and verify information related to unit's publication(s); assume responsibility for unit's editorial operations in the absence of the Managing Editor; and perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 3 years’ experience in news judgment covering legal, regulatory and related developments. Ability to copy edit news stories, features, and other material for content and style quickly and under deadline; ability to report, write, and edit news stories, features, and other material (including complex and/or analytical pieces) requiring minimal editing under deadline; knowledge of subject area(s) covered by assigned publication(s); ability to work effectively with other staff members to develop their journalism skills and strengthen their contributions to the unit's publication(s); knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques; ability to use electronic research methods effectively; ability to use Bloomberg BNA publishing systems effectively with training; and excellent copy editing skills. JD or legal experience preferred. Experience editing legal news copy, including stories about court opinions and filings a substitute for legal education and/or experience. Bachelor’s with coursework in English, journalism, or subjects related to the law.

Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance — the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Bloomberg BNA offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement, domestic partner benefits, transportation subsidies, annual and sick leave, parenting leave, 401(k), and much more.

Bloomberg BNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. BNA has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.

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