Legal Product Developer

Job Description

Date Posted: May 7, 2018

Department: PCO Litigation

Location: 2075 Kennedy Road, Scarborough

Legal Product Developer

(11-month contract)


To write and plan the content of specific Major Market print and electronic publications.

This position is responsible for:

  • keeping abreast of all legal developments which impact assigned products;
  • sourcing editorial material and maintaining an efficient network of internal and external sources and contacts upon which to draw for content, topics, contributions and clarifications;
  • researching, tracking and reviewing primary material requiring analysis in publications;
  • writing, assembling and delivering timely manuscript and marketing copy;
  • providing testing and other support for various online products as needed; and
  • attending appropriate industry seminars, conferences and training programs to maintain content expertise.

You will be a strong team player and will possess:
  • a J.D., LL.B or equivalent;
  • extensive product-specific content knowledge;
  • exceptional written and verbal English communication skills;
  • demonstrated research and effective writing skills;
  • the ability to work with minimum direct supervision;
  • the ability to work under tight deadlines and to handle a variety of activities simultaneously;
  • excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • PC skills - MS Office.

Familiarity with Westlaw Next Canada and other online legal research tools and relevant publishing experience will be considered an asset.

Thomson Reuters offers an environment that is both challenging and supportive, and we are proud to have been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2009 - 2018, a Best Workplace from 2006 - 2018, and a Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2017. We consider work from home arrangements for people with a disability or specific accessibility needs. If requested, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment and assessment process.

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 45,000 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 country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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