Editor, Practical Law Commercial

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05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
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Contract Type
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Editor, Practical Law Commercial


Competitive Salary 

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Business Unit: Legal UKI

Our Legal organisation connects our customers’ businesses to the ever-changing legal and regulatory environment.  We provide critical online and print information, decision support tools, software and services to lawyers who practice in law firms, in corporate legal departments and in the public sector. We are a growing business in the UK, especially since the acquisition of Practical Law Company. We are very excited about the next stage in our growth and how you can play a part in it.  

Position Title: Editor, Practical Law Commercial 

Position Type: FTC (Maternity cover – one year)

Role Purpose/ Summary:

To write new content for online publication, maintain existing content and answer questions from customers, ensuring that all content is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and the needs of customers.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:  

  • Researching, writing, commissioning and delivering well-written, up-to-date content for online publication that reflects current market legal practice and is of the quality and scope that meets the business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Ensuring that you keep up to date with law and market developments and that the content for which you are responsible is also maintained so that it continues to be of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Subediting and reviewing your own work and that produced by others prior to online publication and where appropriate, helping support and mentor others in relation to legal writing tasks.
  • Responding to questions from customers about commercial law and our published content.
  • Developing relationships with third parties with a view to obtaining contributions of content or insights to improve content.
  • Supporting marketing and sales and other parts of the business to ensure delivery of business objectives.
  • Supporting marketing and sales, networking with customers and potential customers and industry leaders who may impact on the practice of commercial law. 
  • Attending training events, conferences and talks. 

Mandatory Skills and Experience: 

•    Significant and substantial post qualification experience.
•    Substantial experience in some or all of the following areas of law:

  • Supply of goods/services 
  • General contract law.
  • Consumer
  • Outsourcing
  •  Distribution.
  • E-commerce.
  •  Agency.
  • Advertising.
  • Franchising.

•    Excellent writing and communication skills.

Desirable Skills and Experience: 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of legal research databases.
  • Experience in producing well-written practical legal content efficiently of a nature that will be relevant for publication and/or teaching.
  • Experience in using technology to create and disseminate online content.
  • Experience in assimilating and applying new complex information.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Education/ Certifications Required: 
•    UK qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive.

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