Portfolio Editor - Precedents and Workflow

Job Description

One of the objectives of the role is the formation, development and generation of content for assigned online publications. The Editor will be instrumental in ensuring that these assigned publications service customers' requirements by providing information that is current, relevant and accurate. This role will entail managing the process of receiving and editing authored legal commentary, precedents and workflow. Editorial content will be edited applying the New Zealand Law Style Guide and Thomson Reuters house style where applicable.

The Editor is expected to become familiar with the content of the assigned publications, and to be proactive in meeting our customers' informational needs and requirements, particularly looking ahead to the future to anticipate the impact of changes to the law. Ideally, this person will need to be well-informed of the law, have strong online research skills, and possess a high degree of attention to detail. They will need to have the ability to work in a methodical manner, be capable of expressing information clearly and succinctly, and will be able to respond appropriately and quickly to changes in the law.

This Editor will need to work closely and with confidence with authors, and internal colleagues in order to be able to meet defined publishing schedules. There may be times when this person may have to work on other products, other than those assigned to him or her, as and when required.


This role will be responsible for publishing updates to our Precedents and Workflow portfolios and will involve working with expert authors to secure manuscripts, edit manuscripts, and produce the product updates using our various content management systems and the Drafting Aide.



  • A self-starter who influences events to achieve goals and shows a pro-active attitude to issues and changes.
  • Someone who uses good judgment.

  • Highly attentive to detail and accurate.
  • Preferably experienced in editing onscreen and in working in XML.

Oral/Written Communication
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent research skills and positive negotiating skills.
  • Clear reporting and presentation skills.

Job Motivation
  • Interested in legal information generally and in assigned publications.
  • Must be able to work to scheduled deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented.
  • Professional attitude and committed to meeting targets.

Organisation Sensitivity
  • Perceives the impact and implications of decisions on other parts of the ANZ Secondary Sources Team and other business units and maintains confidentiality, but not to the detriment of the team or the company.

  • Establishes and follows a course of action to accomplish goals and able to work with staff with varied skill sets to meet project deadlines.

  • Manages rapidly changing priorities and maintains effectiveness even with varying tasks and responsibilities and changing deadlines.

  • Works well with other team members, authors other company personnel.
  • Contributes positively to the team and to other teams.

  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions and work and committed to the success of Legal Analytical Team and ANZ Secondary Sources Team.

  • Proficient in use of a PC with standard software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, XML etc).
  • Able to edit on screen and on hard copy.
  • Knowledge of SGML/XML desired.

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 25,000 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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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