Legal Editor

Uworld Irving , TX 75061

Posted 6 months ago

UWorld is a global leader in test-prep materials that help graduates excel on high-stakes examsincluding the Bar exam. Our content is created by passionate educators who are committed to developing materials of the highest quality. And we are looking for a gifted legal editor to work onsite in Dallas, Texas to collaborate with our team and become a part of UWorld's ongoing success story.

This is a ground-floor opportunity that will allow you to participate in the entire life cycle of UWorld's Bar exam productfrom project planning and development to ongoing enhancements and future product growth.

The legal editor will:

  • help the Bar Prep team develop comprehensive questions and explanations
  • edit for grammar, punctuation, and consistency of style
  • verify spelling and accuracy of legal terminology
  • ensure that writing is concise while retaining necessary flow, clarity, and analysis
  • provide suggestions to authors for substantive changes
  • confirm that content adheres to UWorld's methodologies
  • create style and formatting guides for a variety of editing projects

As a result, this position requires an unyielding commitment to developing clear, innovative content that will help tomorrow's attorneys excel on the Bar exam.

Requirements

Ideal candidate

  • Writing whiz: You understand that clear and concise writing is essential to achieving accurate, readable, and educational content. You have an aversion to cumbersome legalese and passive voice. And your appreciation for a well-crafted transition and obsession over comma placement show that you are detail-oriented and can easily implement UWorld's writing style.

  • Self-starter: You are a disciplined and motivated professional who is eager to learn and knows how to take initiative. Your strong work ethic allows you to set and achieve high goals with minimal oversight. As a result, you can be counted on to get things done in a fast-paced and fun work environment.

  • Committed educator: You are dedicated to helping others learn and fulfilled by giving students tools to advance in their legal careers. It excites you to bring value to a high-quality product that will help aspiring lawyers achieve their dreams. And you are eager to use your education and experience to make a first-rate product even better.

  • Upbeat collaborator: You are a positive person who appreciates a challenge and understands that collaboration is crucial to success. You can give constructive feedback that encourages others and helps them improve. But you can also receive feedback with tact and use it to grow. You can successfully work with lawyers, illustrators, IT professionals, and other editors to develop exceptional legal-education materials.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in English, Creative Writing, Communication, Social Sciences, or Journalism (J.D. strongly preferred)

  • Minimum of 4 years legal editing experience

  • Superior writing skills with a strong grasp of grammar

  • Firm knowledge of legal terminology and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proven ability to edit sample Bar exam questions and explanations

  • Proficiency in MS Office/working knowledge of IT

  • Willingness to work onsite in Dallas, Texas

Benefits

Benefits

  • Compensation negotiable (contingent on experience)

  • Insurance: medical, vision, dental, life, and disability

  • 15 days PTO and 10 paid holidays per year (including a winter break)

  • 401K retirement plan with 4% employer matching

  • Discretionary bonuses

  • Healthy work-life balance

  • An opportunity to join a team of lovable nerds

At UWorld, we believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class. UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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