Associate Editor, Third-Party Content
- 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 United States. 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 an associate editor to join our Third-Party Content Team in New York City. Third Party associate editors oversee content for wires to which they are assigned. Duties include soliciting pieces, fielding requests to submit pieces, reviewing submissions, researching topics/sources, obtaining/filing a license agreement for each article and editing submissions. They publish articles each day, format them with author photos/bios, copy edit them and craft headlines/summaries. They attend monthly Expert Analysis team meetings and editorial advisory board calls. They work on creating and coordinating Q&A series, and update the Expert Analysis homepage carousel. They also work on creating and coordinating special series. Third Party associate editors may work on other projects in other mediums as such opportunities arise.
At least 3 years of journalism experienceExperience working on deadline in a breaking news environmentExperience networking with freelance authors to produce articlesExcellent news judgmentStrong writing and editing skills, including firm grasp of AP Style and ability to craft heds/ledsAbility to quickly distill complex legal issues for a corporate law audienceAbility to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a small team of editors
Qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.
Law360 offers extensive training on legal topics. Business or legal editing experience is preferred but not required. However, professional reporting experience and strong writing and analytical skills are required to succeed in this job.