Assistant Editor/Paralegal, Practical Law, Legal Solutions UKI

Competitive Salary
06 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
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Assistant Editor/Paralegal, Practical Law, Legal Solutions UKI


Competitive Salary 

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Business Unit: Legal UKI

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Position Title: Assistant Editor/Paralegal, Practical Law, Legal Solutions UKI 
Position Type: Permanent

Role Purpose/ Summary:  To provide efficient and responsive administrative and editorial assistance to one or more of the Practical Law Practice Areas within Editorial, Legal Solutions UKI.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Conducting and/or supporting the process for trawling websites and other sources of information to identify developments to cover in the Practical Law current awareness product offering. 
  • In collaboration with senior colleagues, filtering irrelevant results from the trawl, flagging how trawl items relate to previously covered items. 
  • Managing the processes for sending daily and weekly update e-mails and alerts.
  • With support and supervision from colleagues, writing first drafts of new content for online publication and maintaining existing content, liaising with others to ensure that content is up-to-date and reflects current legal and market practice and is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and customer needs.
  • Under supervision, making changes to published content as part of the maintenance cycle.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of online and hard copy resources, including legislation trackers.
  • With support and supervision from colleagues, responding to queries from customers and providing support to others to ensure that questions are answered and published appropriately.
  • Proof reading new content, making corrections and ensuring that new content is produced in compliance with technical and editorial requirements.
  • Providing administrative support to the group to help implement new technology and working systems.
  • Performing general administration duties and managing internal processes for the Practice Area teams, particularly in relation to the planned move to new offices in Canary Wharf.

Mandatory Skills and Experience: 

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experienced at working to deadlines and able to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Experienced in assimilating and applying new complex information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of online research databases.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Desirable Skills and Experience: 
Previous experience working in a Legal/Publishing environment, using technology to create and disseminate online content.

Education/ Certifications Required: 

  • Undergraduate Law Degree; or
  • Undergraduate Degree in a subject other than Law and Graduate Diploma in Law.

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