Senior Editor, Practical Law Finance

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Position Title: Senior Editor, Practical Law Finance, Editorial, Legal Solutions UKI

Position Type: Permanent, part time or full time

Role Purpose/Summary:

Practical Law needs a qualified lawyer with in-depth and recent experience in the field of project finance, asset finance or debt capital markets who has a high level of technical knowledge and a strong interest in writing and communicating the law and its practical implications. Among other things the role will include writing content for online publication, maintain existing content, answering questions from customers and ensuring all content is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and customer needs.

This role will report to the head of the Practical Law Finance practice area.

Major Responsibilities Accountabilities:

  • 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 is up-to-date and continues to be of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Responding to questions from customers about finance law, and content published for Practical Law Finance.
  • 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 the practice of finance law.
  • Helping with the development of Practical Law Finance and, more generally with the development of Practical Law Practice Areas.
  • Supporting marketing and sales, publishing, multimedia content and all other parts of the business to help formulate products and achieve business objectives.
  • Supporting and mentoring colleagues in relation to writing and maintaining content and answering questions from customers, including through subediting and peer review.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Significant and substantial post-qualification experience in finance law and specifically in project finance/asset finance/debt capital markets law.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience at working to deadlines and ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Experience in assimilating and applying new complex information.
  • Strong analytical skills, commercial awareness and excellent attention to detail.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office and ready adaptability to learn and use online sharing and publishing software.
  • Excellent knowledge of online research databases.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working with non-bank lenders and of working in house will be an advantage.

Education/Certification:

  • UK qualified solicitor or barrister.

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

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