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Senior Legal Editor

Eagan, Minnesota

Post Date: 05/18/2017 Job ID: 8668 Category: Legal

Job Description
  • Write high-quality legal news and analysis articles against challenging daily deadlines on topics assigned by a managing editor.
  • Topics will sourced from court filings, SEC and other 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 prior 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
  • Remote work, 10-20 hours / week.  

 

 

Qualifications:

 
  • 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
  • Proven news judgment and analytical ability
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent article requests and commit to short turnaround deadlines
  • Familiarity with AP style preferred
  • Experience using Westlaw and other online legal research platforms required

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