Senior Legal Editor – Thomson Reuters (London)

We are looking for a senior legal editor on part time basis.

About the role

As a senior legal editor you will be responsible for:

Legal Research, Analysis and Writing

  • Creates and classifies legal information in the form of case digests.
  • Reviews and edits legal information created by other employees, freelancers and others.
  • Identifies key legal issues in legal judgments.
  • Grades judgments for prioritisation purposes
  • Proposes additional opportunities for the enhancement of legal information contained in existing or new content or products.

Editorial Responsibility

  • Adheres to editorial writing guidelines, deadlines and quality standards.
  • Verifies own work and that of colleagues as required for accuracy, completeness, and quality and ensures that the information is properly presented and organized.
  • Maintains and develops legal knowledge and skills training as required to complete work and stay current on legal trends and developments related to the employee’s editorial responsibilities.
  • Begins development of legal information industry and marketplace knowledge

Individual and Leadership Development

  • May lead team initiatives
  • Actively contributes by raising, discussing, and resolving subject matter, production, and team issues.
  • Coaches and contributes to the development of less experienced staff.
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process (both wider feedback and self-evaluation).

About You

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

  • 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 organized, 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:

  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, 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.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • 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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