Law360, a LexisNexis company, is an online newswire for business lawyers that covers major litigation, transactions, and regulatory issues. Founded in 2004 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2012, Law360 is a cutting-edge organization and one of the fastest-growing subscription news services in the U.S. Our subscribers include the largest law firms in the U.S. and around the world, in-house counsel at major corporations, and key decision-makers in the government sector.
We are seeking a senior editor to join our New York City team. Senior editors are responsible for performing structural edits on news stories and features. They also slot edit stories that have been reviewed by others on the copy desk. Senior editors provide feedback to reporters and other copy editors on how to improve their work.
The ideal candidate will have exceptional news judgment, an allergic reaction to bad writing, and a devotion to editorial excellence. Strong headline writing skills and an ability to work effectively with reporters, other copy editors and managers are musts. Experience editing legal or business news is a plus.
Copy desk shifts include 1:00-9:00 p.m. and 3:00-11:00 p.m. EST. Shift assignments are dependent upon department needs.
At least four years of experience with structural and stylistic editing for daily or weekly news publications
Extensive knowledge of AP style
At least six years of full-time editing experience
Legal or business news editing experience
Experience working as a slot editor at a daily newspaper or website
Experience working directly with reporters of all levels
Qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.
Law360 offers extensive training on legal topics. Business or legal reporting experience is not required. However, professional reporting experience and strong writing and analytical skills are required to succeed in this job.
Law360 offices are located in NYC, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. We offer a casual and flexible work environment, comprehensive benefits (including; medical, dental, generous paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and a pre-tax commuter program), and competitive salary.
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