Sr. Editor, Online Core Content

Thomson Reuters Corporation Eagan , MN 55122

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. Through its more than 50,000 people across 93 countries, Thomson Reuters delivers this must-have insight to the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, and is powered by the world's most trusted news organization. More information about Thomson Reuters and its financial performance can be found on www.ThomsonReuters.com http://www.thomsonreuters.com/

FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters Business is the legal industry's most effective provider of client development services. FindLaw provides law firms with Web sites to generate lucrative new business through the web and uses technology to systematically build stronger, more profitable relationships with existing clients. Attorneys can also be prominently listed on our web portal, FindLaw.com, the world's most-visited legal information site (www.findlaw.com.)

We are looking for a team lead to manage the creation and optimization of core legal information content for consumers and legal professionals and manage a team of writers. This position will be based on our Sunnyvale, CA office. This is a full-time position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and administer consumer and legal professional core content creation in conjunction with direct supervisor and FindLaw.com leadership.

  • Assign primary content writing duties to appropriate team members, and monitor performance and output;

  • Edit content for style, legal content, grammar, punctuation, and spelling;

  • Optimize content using best practices in tagging, keyword usage, title creation, content optimization, and basic SEO; train team members on content optimization strategies as needed;

  • Track content performance using multiple measures (e.g., traffic, engagement, conversion) and use performance measures to constantly refine content style and improve content performance;

  • Report to supervisor and FindLaw.com leadership on success of content program using multiple measures (e.g., traffic, engagement, conversion);

  • Facilitate new content roll-out schedule, and ongoing management of existing content, under the direction of supervisor;

  • Ensure that daily content creation and optimization fulfills content calendar requirements. [85%]

  • Manage a team of legal writers; train new writers, as needed.

  • Facilitate regular team meetings for the purpose of brainstorming content ideas; addressing areas for improvement in content and the content creation process; reviewing content deadlines; educating writers on legal trends; and organizing cross-content promotions. [10%]

  • Assist supervisor and FindLaw.com leadership on the internal and external promotion of FindLaw core content, and FindLaw content standards, as needed. [5%]

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; JD required.

  • Professional legal practice experience highly desired, but not required.

  • 5+ years experience writing content for online media, including 2+ years in an online editorial position, preferably for a major online publication.

  • Excellent writing skills, with ability to write in a conversational, consumer-friendly tone and demonstrated ability to successfully write for the web.

  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of social media tools such as blogs, message boards, social networks, microblogging, social bookmarking and/or social sharing a plus.

  • Ability to work independently, including editing your own work, and the work of others, prior to publication.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, engage, train, and motivate a large team.

  • Basic HTML skills and working knowledge of SEO best practices.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Thrives in a "start up" working environment, but is keenly aware of the special responsibilities that come with writing for a major multi-national information company.

  • Works well in a team environment, embraces change and is highly adaptable.

  • Is comfortable providing constructive guidance to writers, and has a demonstrated ability improve team member performance and skills through ongoing goal setting and feedback.

  • Enjoys reaching and engaging people online and doesn't shy away from being in the public eye.

  • Has an interest in and experience writing about legal topics for a consumer audience.

  • Works well under tight deadlines.

  • Has a reasonable sense of humor, and is fairly broad minded when it comes to content.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 25,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

Locations

Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America

Req #: JREQ123689

Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America

Job Function: Publishing / Editorial


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Sr Writer Online Core Content

Thomson Reuters Corporation

Posted 2 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 4/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-07-06T00:00 Job Description Your Impact at FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters Do you thrive on finding ways to bring more and better information to those who need it? Do you have a sincere interest in writing about legal topics for consumer audiences? Do you work well in a team environment, embrace change, and are highly adaptable? If so, then you are the one we want. We are looking for a senior writer to develop legal information content in the area of consumer core content. FindLaw owns and operates FindLaw.com, the number one destination for consumers with legal needs with more than six million visits each month and home to the largest online legal directory of lawyers. As a trusted source, consumers turn to FindLaw.com to learn about a legal topic, solve a legal problem, or find a lawyer. It's your content that makes this happen. Job Requirements * Plan, develop, and create accessible, smart and useful legal information content across multiple practice areas, for a consumer audience, in collaboration with your editor. You will help consumers understand subjects like: common legal issues, situations, terminology, civil causes of action and bases of recovery; criminal charges, defenses, and sentencing; descriptions of what to expect while working within the legal system including general resolution timelines; explanations of landmark court decisions, including their applicability to everyday legal issues; and comprehensive informational content on statutes and regulations nationwide. (80%) * Work with editor and colleagues to constantly refine and improve writing style and FindLaw content. We are never satisfied, and we hope you aren't either. Assist editor in content production and editing tasks as needed, including topic sourcing, copyediting, metrics analysis, and content maintenance. (10%) * Collaborate with Digital Content and Social Media Teams to optimize content using best practices in tagging, keyword usage, headline creation, content optimization and basic SEO. (5%) Help get our great content out to our users not just by search, but also by using our strong social networks. * Track content performance using multiple measures (e.g., traffic, syndication, conversion) and use performance measures to constantly refine writing style and improve content performance. (5%) Experience * Excellent writing skills, with ability to write precisely and succinctly under tight deadlines, as well as the ability to write compelling, accurate legal information content for consumer audiences. * Intermediate understanding of HTML and SEO. * 2+ years of professional writing or online media experience required. You need to know how to reach and engage an online audience. Knowledge/Skills * Internet savvy with experience using social media tools such as blogs, social networks, microblogging, social bookmarking and/or social sharing. A good grasp on what makes content shareable across networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn (and many more!) is a plus. * Comfort with editor review of content and with constructive criticism. Education * Bachelor's degree * JD, or ABA-approved paralegal certification and 5+ years of professional work experience * Current Bar membership and professional legal practice experience highly desired About FindLaw® The Company FindLaw is the leading provider of business development solutions for law firms and home to the largest online destination for people with legal needs (www.findlaw.com). Our integrated marketing solutions help law firms grow their practice through strategic marketing approaches that drive results. The growth and success of our business is the direct result of our diverse teams of talent that are creative, dynamic, and just plain knowledgeable. We recruit and retain the best professionals from across the country that bring an array of expertise to the table, including legal experts, tech talents, marketing wizards, data geeks, and digital strategists. The Perks Our benefits package includes all the usual suspects: medical, dental, retirement savings, paid time off, etc. In addition, people grow here. We've worked hard to make this a great place for our people to contribute so they can grow and help us grow. As part of the global Thomson Reuters family, employees benefit from unlimited career development opportunities to help them on their professional path of success. The Employee This part is about you. Are you a motivated professional who has a natural bias towards action? Are you a collaborator who knows how to advocate for your position, yet respects the value of different perspectives? Do you know your stuff and still want to learn even more? Do you understand that being competitive means being flexible and knowing that change can be fun? Do you care about culture and understand that you play a role in shaping it? Most importantly, do you find yourself nodding "yes," as you read this job description? If so, you should work at FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 25,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own. As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace. We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us. To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com. Locations Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America Req #: JREQ123688 Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America Job Function: Publishing / Editorial Thomson Reuters Corporation Eagan MN

Sr. Editor, Online Core Content

Thomson Reuters Corporation