Legal Editor

Location: New York, New York
Posted On: 10/4/2017
Job Code: 2228_LegalEditor_NY
Job Description
Job Title: Legal Editor
Work Location: New York, NY 10036
Duration: 12 Months

Overview of job:
This part-time position (10-20 hours per week) will be responsible for writing short daily legal news articles covering developments in energy and environmental law and related practice areas.
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Job Requirements
Key Responsibilities:
• Write high-quality legal news and analysis articles against challenging daily deadlines on topics assigned by a managing editor
• Topics will sourced from court documents, regulatory filings, legislation, and/or other legal and business-related documents
• Analyze and anticipate interests of lawyers
• Self edit to ensure articles meet standards of content accuracy, adhere to style guide and ensure general readability or to submission
• Work closely with full-time editors for initial training and at regular intervals to ensure accurate, high quality submissions and to allow for timely publication of articles
• Specific work hours are flexible and can work remotely but short turnaround is required, so regular communication about hours of availability is key

• JD with 2+ years of law firm or in-house practice experience OR 5+ years experience writing legal news for a major news or legal industry publication
• Excellent writing and editing skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
• Familiarity with AP style preferred
• Experience using Westlaw and other online legal research platforms required

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Contact Details
Varun Doshi
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