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The Lawyer's Daily is hiring an Analysis Editor

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:04 PM | By John Carson

The Lawyer’s Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada, is looking for an experienced editor to join our leading legal publishing team in our Toronto office.

With a strong background in legal news coverage, you will research, pitch, source and assign legal articles and columns (legal issues, case comments, legislation etc.) in various areas of practice to lawyers, law professors and other legal professionals. Candidate must be a self-starter comfortable with developing and owning specific legal beats, sourcing story ideas and authors and performing accurate editing and production duties to tight deadlines.

Key responsibilities

The Analysis Editor participates in all aspects of the website’s daily content pertaining to the assigned seven areas of practice, including:

  • Co-ordinate with other Analysis Editors on publishing schedule and send weekly publishing schedule to senior editors.
  • Attend daily editorial meetings.
  • Supply interview sources to news reporters when appropriate.
  • Research, pitch and assign stories (analysis articles and columns) about the Canadian legal industry for each of the assigned seven areas of practice.
  • Verify articles for relevance and accuracy, proper citations etc. Request any missing information or clarifications from authors before sending to copy editor.
  • Acquire and insert head shots, bios and any illustrative art deemed appropriate, as well as signed licence agreements. Request complimentary subscription for authors when warranted.
  • Write headlines and subheadlines.
  • Enter articles into the system, along with appropriate tags, and supervise copy editing.
  • Publish articles and send links to contributors.
  • Send out daily/weekly e-newsletters for each area of practice.
  • Experience researching and assigning articles and columns about the Canadian legal industry.
  • Experience in identifying, developing and working with knowledgeable legal authors in all areas of the law.
  • Five years’ experience working full time in an editorial capacity in a media organization or as a successful freelance editor.
  • Excellent editing skills, with a creative approach to story ideas, headlines and copy and a sharp eye for grammar and proofreading.
  • Degree in journalism is preferred.
  • Proven sound editorial judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to originate coverage on developing news stories and features and ensure authors meet deadlines and agreed-upon story criteria.
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Able to handle multiple assigned stories and maintain creativity in a tight, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of (and experience in using) social media is an asset.
  • Experience in using content management systems is an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian Press style.
  • An excellent command of the English language.
  • Photography and videography skills are also an asset.
  • Own transport would be beneficial.

This is a full-time position based in our office in Toronto (located at 404/Finch). Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

The deadline is open until we find the right candidate. We thank all applicants, however only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply using this link.