The Legal Editor is responsible for assuring the integrity, utility and currency of the editorial content of publications assigned to the position.
This must be done in the context of strict adherence to the publishing schedule and compliance with standards, including editorial benchmarks and quality assurance measures. Close interaction with support staff and operations personnel (where relevant) is required to carry out the role effectively.
The Editor is also responsible for assisting the team to meet the team's portfolio responsibilities.
Additional primary responsibilities of the role include author and/or supplier management, control and development of content in line with customer needs, keeping aware of and ahead of competitor publications, conducting an annual product review to assess the performance of the assigned products, building knowledge of the market and assisting subscribers with queries as required.
Editorial - Edit manuscript for content and organisation to ensure accuracy, currency, relevance, conformance, accessibility and timeliness. Write material as required. Perform original research as required. Ensure that developments in the law are monitored. Assist other team members as required.
Project Management - Adhere to the publishing schedule for all formats; implement agreed plans for product enhancements. Work within set commercial parameters.
Relationship Management - Manage authors and/or suppliers, including contract negotiations, ongoing author support, ensuring on-time delivery of manuscript/content and following up on quality issues.
Product Development - Work with team, colleagues and customers to develop and implement ongoing product development. Participate in the annual cycle of product reviews.
Process Improvement - Work with team, colleagues and customers to develop and implement continuous process improvements to achieve best practice.
Communication - Build effective relationships with colleagues, customers (internal and external) and management to ensure efficient execution of day-to-day operations and strategic plans.