Associate Legal News Editor

Relx Group Pennsylvania , AL 35023

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Our hours will be working EST

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of hard news reporting experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required, bachelor's degree in journalism preferred

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

LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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Associate Legal News Editor

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