Vacancy Spotlight: Assistant Editor / Paralegal | London

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Position Title: Assistant Editor/Paralegal, Practical Law, Legal Solutions UKI.

Position Type: Permanent (5 days a week)

Role Purpose/Summary:

To assist in writing content for online publication, maintaining existing content, ensuring all content is of the quality that meets business objectives and customer needs, providing assistance with answering questions from customers and providing some administrative support.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • With support and supervision from colleagues, writing first drafts of new content for online publication and maintaining existing content, liaising with others to ensure that content is up-to-date and reflects current legal and market practice and is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and customer needs.
  • Carrying out legal research.
  • Sub-editing and proof-reading content prior to online publication.
  • Helping to identify content in need of periodic review and ensuring that the review process takes place, liaising where appropriate with colleagues and external contributors.
  • With support and supervision from colleagues, responding to queries from customers and providing support to others to ensure that questions are answered and published appropriately.
  • Assisting, as required, with the daily process of collecting information for the current awareness emails and alerts, and delivery of those emails and alerts.
  • Assisting with online publication processes.
  • Assisting with organization of customer events, and attend training events, conferences and other networking opportunities.
  • Assisting with the management of internal process and general administrative duties.

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experienced at working to deadlines and able to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Experienced in assimilating and applying new complex information.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of online research databases.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a Legal/Publishing environment, using technology to create and disseminate online content.

Education/Certification Required:

  • Undergraduate Law Degree (2:1 or above); or
  • Undergraduate Degree in a subject other than Law (2:1 or above) and Graduate Diploma in Law

NB: Flexible working options will be considered as part of this application. E.g. Job shares

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