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Senior Associate Editor – Editorial Innovation (REMOTE)

Thomson Reuters

Reinventing the Way Professionals Work

Practical Law is looking for a self-starter, driven to work on cutting edge products for the legal market to join our editorial team. The ideal candidate has experience as a transactional associate in a law firm or has done equivalent work at Practical Law and has comfort working across a broad range of legal issues and practice areas in the US. A passion for innovation and desire to work in legal technology and publishing are a must. This role can be remote.

About the Role

In this opportunity as Senior Associate Editor – Editorial Innovation you will be responsible for reading, analyzing, evaluating, and extracting insights from agreements across multiple US practice areas and bringing those insights to bear in our market-leading products. Working with our expert attorney editors and development teams, primary responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing agreements, including commercial agreements, lease and purchase agreements, merger and acquisition agreements, and other agreements to identify data that reflect current market trends.
  • Provide guidance for the architecture, development, testing, and implementation of artificial intelligence models and validate that the final approach satisfies defined requirements.
  • Extensive training of artificial intelligence models, including annotating documents to build training data and grade results.
  • Providing support to the editorial and product management teams on new and evolving product initiatives as required.
  • Providing substantive editorial expertise for additional tasks and projects across Editorial.

About You

You’re a fit for the role of Senior Associate Editor – Editorial Innovation if your background includes:

  • J.D. from an accredited institution and licensed to practice law
  • Two or more years’ experience in a law firm and/or in a Practical Law editorial role with relevant experience, including two years of experience in one or more US transactional areas of practice such as M&A, securities, real estate, or commercial contracting.
  • Analytical and research skills and ability to identify key information from sources.
  • Ability to organize and present information in a clear and structured manner.
  • Ability to work efficiently and within deadlines and communicate effectively across Practical Law practice areas and teams.
  • A passion for developing and applying legal technology to solve our customers’ problems.
  • Understands business and customer needs to meet objectives and improve user experience and access to relevant Practical Law resources.
  • Proficiency in and familiarity with Microsoft Office 365.
  • Ability to work flexibly in an agile product development environment.
  • Candidates selected to advance will be required to submit a writing sample.

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:

COVID-19 Response: Currently the majority of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work, and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines.

  • 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: company-wide Mental Health Days Off; 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: Eight 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information Requirement (US employees only):

Thomson Reuters is committed to ensuring the continued safety of our employees in regards to Covid-19. While vaccination is not required for consideration or employment at this time, to inform our site planning and policies, we require all Thomson Reuters employees to verify their vaccination status upon starting with the Company.

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 25,000 employees across more than 75 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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