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Assistant Editor/ Paralegal

  • Location:

    West Yorkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Internal

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £90 per day

  • Contact:

    Polly Nakabuubi

  • Contact email:

    Polly.nakabuubi@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JP28481_1559658024

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    4/07/2019

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

Role Purpose/ Summary: To provide efficient and responsive administrative and editorial assistance to one or more of the Practical Law Practice Areas within Editorial, Legal Solutions UKI.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Conducting and/or supporting the process for trawling websites and other sources of information to identify developments to cover in the Practical Law current awareness product offering.
  • In collaboration with senior colleagues, filtering irrelevant results from the trawl, flagging how trawl items relate to previously covered items.
  • Managing the processes for sending daily and weekly update e-mails and alerts.
  • With support and supervision from colleagues, writing first drafts of new content for online publication and maintaining existing content, liaising with others to ensure that content is up-to-date and reflects current legal and market practice and is of the quality and scope that meets business objectives and customer needs.
  • Under supervision, making changes to published content as part of the maintenance cycle.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of online and hard copy resources, including legislation trackers.
  • With support and supervision from colleagues, responding to queries from customers and providing support to others to ensure that questions are answered and published appropriately.
  • Proof reading new content, making corrections and ensuring that new content is produced in compliance with technical and editorial requirements.
  • Providing administrative support to the group to help implement new technology and working systems.
  • Mandatory Skills and Experience:

    • Excellent writing and communication skills.
    • Excellent proof-reading skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Fast and accurate keyboard skills.
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications.
    • Proficiency in online searching.
    • Experienced in and able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Experienced in working to deadlines and able to prioritise and manage own workload.
    • Experienced in assimilating and applying new complex information.
    • Experienced in working well under pressure to meet deadlines.

    Desirable Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience working in a Legal/Publishing environment.
    • Previous experience using technology to create and disseminate online content.
    • Knowledge of or some training in law.






Education/ Certifications Required:

  • Undergraduate Law Degree (2:1 or above); or
  • Undergraduate Degree in a subject other than Law (2:1 or above) and Graduate Diploma in Law.
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