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Associate Editor at Thomson Reuters

Posted in Media - Journalism - Newspaper 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Practical Law is looking for an associate editor to conduct research, draft, edit and publish a variety of content for its Litigation web service.  The associate editor will: 

  • Research and compile information on ongoing litigation in federal courts using WestlawNext and other online resources.

  • Carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources using the software application WebSite-Watcher for current developments, court rules and other potential topics for the Litigation service.

  • Write, edit, and publish legal updates on recent legal developments, highlighting their practical implications.

  • Generate weekly e-mails on current legal developments for Practical Law’s subscribers and trial subscribers.

  • Work with Senior Editors, and produce first drafts of new practice notes, checklists, standard documents and brief bank summaries.

  • Edit content for the Litigation service into Practical Law’s house style and plain English.

  • Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of Practical Law resources.

  • Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases and folders.

  • Provide additional editorial support for the Litigation service as required.


Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.


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  • J.D. with at least one year of litigation experience or a litigation paralegal with at least five years of experience in an active litigation practice, or with responsibility as a managing clerk or assistant managing clerk.

  • Familiarity with PACER and WestlawNext.

  • Strong knowledge of the FRCP, CPLR and local court rules.

  • A keen interest in writing and excellent drafting skills including:

  • Close attention to detail; good command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and succinctly.

  • Analytical and research skills and the ability to identify key relevant information from sources.

  • Ability to work efficiently and within tight deadlines.

  • Excellent IT, administrative and organizational skills.

  • Excellent team working skills.

  • Enthusiasm to work at a fast-growing company.

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 over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We’ll bring a world of opportunities.

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 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 country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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