Senior Editor, Third-Party Content

New York, New York
Jan 04, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Law360, a LexisNexis company, is an online newswire for business lawyers that covers major litigation, transactions, and regulatory issues. Founded in 2004 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2012, Law360 is a cutting-edge organization and one of the fastest-growing subscription news services in the U.S. Our subscribers include the largest law firms in the U.S. and around the world, in-house counsel at major corporations, and key decision-makers in the government sector.

We are seeking a senior editor to join our Third-Party Content team in New York City.

The senior editor is responsible for:

  • Curating guest sections in multiple newsletters spanning diverse practice specialties
  • Searching for sources and networking with attorneys to write guest articles on a daily basis
  • Formatting and editing articles for in-house and AP style, structure and logic
  • Crafting feature-style headlines and leads that attract the most readers possible without misrepresenting author assertions, opinions, intentions, etc.
  • Developing special article series from multiple organizations on a singular theme
  • Publishing Q&As and videos
  • Executing licensing agreements with guest authors
  • Working with other guest editors to improve content/processes
  • Ordering guest content in newsletters at end of day as needed

The senior editor also devotes a portion of each day to improving the quality of Law360 guest content. In the interest of making every article we publish the best it can be, this includes:

  • Reviewing the team's guest articles for formatting issues, tags, photos, etc.
  • Reviewing the team's article heds/ledes for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and tagging elements
  • Reviewing the team's article heds/ledes for logic, tone, timeliness, and general reader appeal, and working with other guest editors to resolve these issues

Job Requirements:

  • At least 4 years of experience editing content for Law360 (or comparable editing experience with a news outlet, law firm, or government agency)
  • Understanding of legal industry and law firm culture
  • Excellent judgment regarding potential news coverage topics and viable guest authors
  • Ability to juggle multiple articles spanning diverse legal specialties on a daily basis
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and experience crafting headlines and leads
  • Ability to quickly synthesize and distill complex legal issues for a corporate law audience
  • Ability to consistently follow the news cycle and track issues
  • Ability to communicate with authors to resolve editorial problems with logic, tone, structure, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a small team of editors
  • Experience networking with attorney-authors to produce articles is a plus

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