Copy Editor, Law360 - NY
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 100 largest law firms in the U.S., in-house counsel at major corporations, and government agencies.
We are currently expanding and seeking talented editors to join our growing NYC newsroom.
On a typical day, editors will edit and approve around 15-16 news articles and features covering a wide array of legal practice areas, including employment, environmental law, intellectual property and securities, in industries such as energy, financial services, health care, media and technology.
Additional responsibilities include writing headlines and reshaping ledes; line editing, copy editing and basic fact checking; and examining newsletters prior to publication. 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.
- Bachelor's degree in English, professional writing, journalism, communications or related field.
- Two years of full-time copy editing experience at a news organization.
- Exceptional skills in grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and vocabulary.
- Working knowledge of AP style.
- Extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Law360 offers extensive training on legal topics. Business or legal reporting or editing experience is not required.
Please note: Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a an editing assessment.
Law360 offices are located in Union Square, NYC. 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.
Portfolio Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.