Senior Editor Practical Law Employment (Scotland)

Job Description

Business Unit : Product Management and Editorial

Our Legal organisation focuses on connecting our customers' businesses to the ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. We provide critical online and print information, decision support tools, software and services to lawyers who practice in law firms, in corporate legal departments and in the public sector. We are a growing business in the UK, especially since the acquisition of Practical Law Company in 2013. We are very excited about the next stage in our growth and how you can play a part in it.
Position Title: Senior Editor, Practical Law Employment (Scotland)
Position Type: Maternity Cover

Role Purpose/Summary:

To write content for online publication, maintain existing content, ensuring all content is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and customer needs.

Key Responsibilities within Role:

  • Researching, writing, commissioning and delivering well-written, up-to-date content for online publication that reflects current market legal practice and is of the quality and scope that meets the business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Keeping up-to-date with all relevant law, practice and market developments so that all content for which you are responsible reflects and takes account of current practice and up-to-date law and market trends.
  • Maintaining all content for which you are responsible to ensure it is up-to-date and continues to be of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Developing relationships with third parties with a view to obtaining contributions of content or improving content through third party insights into law or practice.
  • Attending training events, conferences and talks and otherwise networking with customers and potential customers and with industry leaders who may influence employment practice.
  • Helping with the development of Practical Law Employment and, more generally with the development of Practical Law Practice Areas.
  • Supporting marketing and sales and all other parts of the business to help formulate and deliver business objectives.
  • Supporting and liaising with colleagues in relation to writing and maintaining content, including through subediting and peer review.


Mandatory Skills and Experience:
  • Substantial experience of advising employers and employees on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
  • Significant and substantial post qualification experience in employment law practice in Scotland.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in producing well-written practical legal content efficiently of a nature that will be relevant for publication and/or teaching.
  • Experience in using technology to create and disseminate online content.
  • 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.


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


Education/Certification Required:
  • Scottish qualified solicitor or advocate


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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Locations
Edinburgh-United Kingdom


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