Legal Editor

    • Hong Kong

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Managing Editor of Law Reports, the Legal Editor is responsible for the general workflow and coordination of the authorised law reports series published by Sweet & Maxwell┬« Thomson Reuters HK Ltd
  • Summarise court judgments (prepare headnotes and digests)
  • Commission freelance contributors / legal practitioners to prepare headnotes for the law reports
  • Conduct content edit in accordance with house style, proofread typeset reports
  • Maintain a good relationship with stakeholders and to ensure print cycles, currency targets and deadlines are met


  • Qualified lawyer with a current practising certificate in Hong Kong (preferred) or from a similar common law jurisdiction
  • Excellent spoken and written English; spoken and written Chinese highly preferred
  • Strong communications and proofreading skills, with an eye for detail
  • Strong legal research skills
  • Good team player, hardworking, organised, able to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven legal publishing, editorial skills and a familiarity in desktop publishing skills (eg. XML) are advantages

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