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Copy Chief

Law360, New York, NY

Work at Law360

Salary:

Level: manager

Duration: full_time



Tax Copy Chief

Law360 is looking for a Copy Chief to manage its fast-paced and growing copy desk dedicated to tax news. The Tax Copy Chief will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to improve Law360 copy and for daily oversight of all copy editing. Applicants must possess strong management skills and be passionate about editorial quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage team of up to 10 copy editors
  • Hire and train new editors
  • Identify staffing needs and manage editor schedules
  • Maintain consistency and excellence in copy editing through transparent rule making and oversight
  • Maintain consistency in tagging of articles and update tagging guidelines as needed
  • Develop and maintain effective quality control mechanisms
  • Develop and maintain style guidelines
  • Ensure all articles conform with Law360 Tax Authority style
  • Ensure all articles are edited for accuracy, grammar, punctuation, clarity, flow, style and news value
  • Maintain high editorial standards for headline and lead writing
  • Ensure frequent and effective communication between editors and reporters

Experience:

  • 4+ years editing experience for a daily news service
  • 2+ years management, training, or supervisory experience
  • knowledge of AP style
  • strong analytical skills
  • strong management skills
  • exceptional news judgment
  • strong editing
  • writing and headline-writing skills
  • a strong interest in business and legal issues

Law360 offices are located in NYC, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. We offer a casual and flexible work environment, comprehensive benefits (including; medical, dental, generous paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and a pre-tax commuter program), and competitive salary.