Associate Legal News Editor

LexisNexis, Philadelphia, PA

Work at LexisNexis

Duration: Full-Time

The Associate Legal News Editor covers specific legal beats and oversees production of his/her publication(s) on weekly, monthly or bi-monthly frequency. Monitors developments in assigned practice area(s), including court cases, administrative proceedings, and legislative and regulatory actions; reports on legal news and produces daily news articles for inclusion on daily news website and in print and ebook and other distribution channels, including online. Post-COVID19 pandemic, the position will require travel to Philadelphia for monthly meetings and as required.


  • Closely monitor practice area(s) for legal news
  • Suggest which developments to report and write about and validate suggestions with manager
  • Gather news and identify relevant official documents regarding events and developments in the practice area
  • Write news articles for daily upload to website and inclusion in print publications
  • Clearly digest/explain court opinions and other litigation-related documents following guidance provided by manager
  • Use and update existing list of news sources
  • Meet all deadlines and oversee production of publications in a timely manner
  • Participate in and support marketing strategy with regard to particular publications
  • Participate in developing and executing market engagement plan for each product to ensure consistent feedback flow on content direction and market focus
  • Attend practice-area meetings and conferences when possible
  • Review all available analytics of web-based usage of content with managing editor to help drive content focus
  • Recommend new product ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of hard news reporting experience
  • High School Diploma, or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, journalism/communications degree preferred
  • Legal experience
  • Aggressive news gatherer
  • Skilled and speedy news writer
  • Ability to understand and explain complex legal topics
  • Ability to network with attorney sources, use online and other resources to gather information
  • Superior interviewer (on telephone and in person)
  • Ability to engage clearly with customers, management, marketing, and sales about the given topic
  • Ability to work independently