Legal Editor - Part-Time - Remote

Eagan, MN 55123 | contract

Post Date: 07/27/2018 Job ID: 16745 Industry: Legal
This is a part-time (10-20 per week), remote contract role with our client for a Legal Editor.

The Legal Editor will be responsible for writing short daily legal news articles covering legal developments in securities litigation and enforcement and related practice areas including corporate governance, capital markets, M&A and/or antitrust. 

Responsibilities: 
  • Write high-quality legal news and analysis articles against challenging daily deadlines on topics assigned by a managing editor. Topics will be 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 
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 

Remote - Legal Editor - JD - Westlaw - 16745

 
Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.
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