Associate Editor

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Posted 2 months ago United States Salary undisclosed

Job Description

Associate Editor

LexBlog is seeking a highly motivated associate editor to help build a first-of-its-kind legal news and commentary site built on a foundation of legal blog content from throughout the world. The associate editor will be an integral part of launching and expanding the LexBlog network and helping to build new products and services associated with it.

The associate editor will help in developing and managing all aspects of the LexBlog network’s editorial content and social media. This will include curating the best and most newsworthy content from a wide-ranging network of bloggers, recruiting new blogs to join the network, developing original content and authors, developing new publications and products, developing new content partners and partnerships, and engaging with the community of authors and readers through social media.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is entrepreneurial, strategic and creative. You should have a strong interest in law and understanding of legal concepts. A law degree or experience in law is a plus. You should also be a careful editor with meticulous attention to detail. Journalism experience is helpful.

In addition to working on the LexBlog network, the associate editor will assist in related tasks, such as helping to manage social media and collaborating with LexBlog’s Success, Business Development and Engagement teams as needed.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Helping to imagine and build the LexBlog network. You will be on the ground floor of a first-of-its kind project helping to drive its future.
  • Daily curation of LexBlog.com. You will be part of an editorial team responsible for updating LexBlog.com throughout the day by selecting and highlighting posts to feature.
  • Keeping abreast of legal news and trends in order to keep LexBlog.com timely and responsive.
  • Recruiting new blogs to the network and developing familiarity with member blogs.
  • Writing original stories as assigned or as appropriate.
  • Helping to run LexBlog.com’s social media.
  • Helping to coordinate coverage of legal conferences and events, providing social recaps and other necessary materials.
  • Conceptualizing and developing new editorial products and enhancements to existing products.

At a minimum to qualify for this role you need:

  • Experience in writing, reporting and blogging, with a background in journalism or comparable field.
  • Experience in law — either as a journalist or legal professional — and understanding of legal concepts.
  • The ability to be a self-starter and self-sufficient.
  • A high level of creativity, both in day-to-day tasks and larger objectives.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple stories, projects and tasks.

You will own this role if:

  • You like having fun
  • You like growing
  • You like working with company leadership on a regular basis
  • Have a ton of energy
  • Have a passion for blogging and other social media
  • You are organized and systematic to a fault
  • You like people and enjoy meeting new people
  • You are a good writer
  • You know done is better than perfect
  • You do what it takes

Location:

Remote, United States

Compensation:

  • LexBlog offers a great benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K, health club membership subsidy, work from anywhere, and Open PTO.

About LexBlog

Founded in 2004 to empower and inspire legal bloggers, LexBlog’s mission is to connect lawyers with people, for good. We know that through blogging the right way, legal professionals build their reputation, nurture relationships and establish trust with prospective clients.

LexBlog empowers legal professionals with a professional turnkey blogging solution, strategic consulting, professional design, managed WordPress platform, SEO, coaching, marketing and free ongoing support. All 100% guaranteed, so that any customer not satisfied with their blogging experience after one year may ask for the return of any monies they believe fair.

LexBlog inspires legal bloggers, worldwide, with a legal blogging community and network with other 25,000 legal bloggers. By including legal bloggers, both using the LexBlog platform and those publishing on other platforms, LexBlog is creating a premier legal news and commentary site and the leading source of syndicated legal blog content.