Sr. Legal Editor Consumer/Supply Chain/E-commerce/Commercial

Job Description

Practical Law US is looking for a Senior Commercial Editor to work on resources for our Law Firm and Law Department subscribers. Practical Law provides a dynamic, energetic, and intellectual culture that encourages collaboration and creativity in producing the legal industry's leading know-how product for attorneys. We value work/life balance, with our editors enjoying regular hours, uninterrupted vacations, and flexible schedules. We also devote substantial resources to the continued development of our employees, through extensive internal skills-building resources and trainings, as well as the opportunity to attend and participate in industry conferences.

This role can be located out of a home office anywhere in the United States if the candidate does not live near a Thomson Reuters office.

The Editor will:

  • Develop ideas for commercial law content that is of national significance as well as California-specific legal issues to be published as part of Practical Law's online services.
  • Write and edit law resources, including standard form documents, practice guidance notes and checklists in accordance with Practical Law writing style.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law's companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors.
  • Develop relationships with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel and groups to ensure that the Commercial service's content is topical and meets their needs.

Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience working as a lawyer in a law firm and as in-house counsel.
  • Experience handling a range of general commercial, supply chain, and e-commercematters.
  • Experience handling a range of non-financial California consumer protection and compliance matters and expertise in a variety of commercial matters affecting supply chains or retailers, including:
    • The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65);
    • The Unfair Competition Law;
    • The False Advertising Act;
    • The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act;
    • The Song Beverly Act (non-financial provisions); or
    • The Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
  • A member in good standing in the State Bar of California with substantive knowledge of law, rules, decisions, practices, and procedures of the California Supreme Court, State Bar Court, and California Legislature as well as substantive knowledge of the scope and character of California statutory law and provisions of the California constitution.
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of both law firm attorneys and in-house counsel.
  • Skill and passion for writing, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Ability to constantly collaborate with and support team members.
  • Flexibility in working on tasks other than writing legal resources, such as supporting the sales and marketing teams in their efforts to market the Commercial Transactions service, giving presentations at conferences and offices of potential subscribers, and responding to subscriber inquiries regarding Commercial resources.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample. This role can be located out of a home office anywhere in the United States if the candidate does not live near a Thomson Reuters office.

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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