Legal Editor

Tax Analysts Falls Church , VA 22043

Posted 2 weeks ago

Founded in 1970, we are the premier global publisher and the essential source of news and analysis for over 150,000 tax professionals, with correspondents in more than 125 countries, and a staff of almost 200. Tax Notes is the name of our publications. You can get an idea of our work at www.taxnotes.com. Were a team that is passionate about bringing transparency to tax systems, and just as passionate about cultivating an environment that embraces collaboration and innovation.

Tax Analysts offers a casual work environment -- relaxed dress code and pet friendly -- where talented individuals come together to produce great work. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career and still have time for what's important to you personally, such as family, travel, education, or giving back to the community. We're proud to have been named a Top Workplace in the D.C Metro area by the Washington Post, and a Top Workplace by Energage in 2021. We strive to offer a realistic work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package.

Learn more about who we are - visit our LinkedIn Company page and our Top Workplace page. Scroll down to the end of the posting to see how our employees describe the culture of the Editorial team

We are seeking a Legal Editor to join our Commentary team. The Legal Editor edits news stories, commentary, and other editorial content for publication. Works with commentary staff on accepting and rejecting incoming outside articles, and helps to assign and develop analysis articles. Writes and edits weekly magazine content, including From the Editor features. Helps supervise and perform final magazine production and quality control. Tasks may vary depending on team needs as determined by the publication Editor-in-Chief. Serves as the primary backup for the editor.

Requirements

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of writing and editing concepts and principles
  • Must be able to evaluate content for grammar, clarity, and coherence
  • Ability to build, nurture, manage and maintain relationships with outside authors.
  • Technical expertise in tax-related subject matter, generally acquired through education, but may also be acquired on the job
  • Ability to apply knowledge of tax law and writing concepts in a flexible, appropriate manner to diverse media and formats
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure in a team environment
  • Good computer skills, including a working knowledge of MS Windows and MS Word
  • Familiarity with online publishing and web-content management.
  • Highly motivated and well-organized

Requirements

  • J.D. (strongly preferred) or college degree in English, journalism, or related field required
  • At least two years of experience in writing, editing or copy editing print and electronic products, including experience in substantive editing of print documents for online presentation
  • Experience managing relationships with external authors or customers.
  • Previous experience in tax publishing or practice preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard style manuals
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