Senior Editor, Practical Law Financial Services

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

Position Type: Permanent.

Role Purpose/Summary:

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

Major Responsibilities Accountabilities:

  • Researching, writing, commissioning and delivering well-written, up-to-date content, with a particular focus on financial services risk and compliance resources, for online publication, which reflects current market practice in regulatory compliance and is of the quality and scope that meets the business objectives and needs of customers.
  • Keeping up-to-date with all relevant financial services regulatory compliance practice and market developments so that all content for which you are responsible reflects and takes account of current practice in regulatory compliance and up-to-date 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.
  • Responding to questions from customers about financial services law and compliance, and content published for Practical Law Financial Services.
  • Developing relationships with third parties with a view to obtaining contributions of content or improving content through third party insights into compliance 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 financial services law and regulation.
  • Helping with the development of Practical Law Financial Services 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 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.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Significant and substantial experience in regulatory compliance within the financial services sector.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in efficiently producing well-written practical risk and compliance content of a nature that will be relevant for publication.
  • 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.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working at a financial services regulator.
  • Previous experience working in a Legal/Publishing environment, using technology to create and disseminate online content.

Education/Certification Required:

  • A post-graduate compliance qualification (eg CISI) is desirable.
  • A legal background (eg law graduate or UK qualified solicitor or barrister) could be an advantage.

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

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