Assistant Editor – Thomson Reuters (London)

We are seeking an assistant editor to join the PLC Magazine editorial team.

PLC Magazine is the leading monthly magazine for business lawyers advising companies active in the UK, published by Practical Law. The assistant editor works as part of the PLC Magazine editorial team to publish the monthly magazine in hard copy and online each month, in particular commissioning and editing the bulletin section, liaising with contributors and responding to queries from subscribers.

Practical Law is a leading online know-how service providing rigorous, peer-reviewed resources, including practice notes, current awareness and standard documents to help legal professionals work more efficiently and advise with confidence. Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted providers of answers across law, tax, compliance, government and media.


About the Role

In this opportunity as Assistant Editor, you will use your legal knowledge and experience to help to produce the magazine on schedule in hard copy and online each month. Working in a small supportive team of highly experienced colleagues, you will:

  • Commission contributions for which the assistant editor is responsible (in particular, the bulletin section of the magazine) and ensuring that contributors deliver copy to deadline.
  • Edit the bulletin section, commissioned features and other articles for publication in the magazine in accordance with PLC writing style.
  • Read updates and build understanding of law and practice related to relevant practice areas to inform the content of the magazine and build understanding of customer needs and assesses the relevance, quality and suitability of contributions.
  • Manage relationships with contributors of copy for which the assistant editor is responsible.
  • Write occasional articles for the magazine.
  • Be responsible during the monthly press week for signing off for publication articles and other elements of the magazine assigned to the assistant editor that month, including proofreading.
  • Check the conversion of the magazine from hard copy magazine to online format.


About You

You’re a fit for the role of Assistant Editor if your background includes:

  • Qualified lawyer with 2 years+ PQE at a law firm or in-house.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English.
  • Ability to review and assimilate information from a number of different sources and to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Strong research skills and understanding of business law and the legal market.
  • Enthusiastic, highly self-motivated and well organised, strong interpersonal skills that would suit a small team, an ability to work well under pressure, including the ability to keep to non-negotiable press deadlines.


What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency.  Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.



As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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