Copy Editor, Los Angeles

Employer
Location
Los Angeles County, California (US)
Salary
Salary and Benefits
Posted
Nov 22, 2016
Closes
Dec 22, 2016
Sector
News, Newswires
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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 currently expanding and seeking talented editors to join our growing 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. The copy desk shift in LA is 1:00-9:30 p.m. PST. This position reports to a NYC copy chief.

Required experience:

- 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 an editing assessment electronically.

Law360 offices are located in DC, LA, and 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.