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Senior Legal Editor, Capital Markets & Corp Gov (Remote)

Thomson Reuters

Reinventing the Way Professionals Work

Practical Law US is looking for a Senior Legal Editor who has a passion for research and writing on legal topics to create attorney-specific resources for our Capital Markets & Corporate Governance Service. We are looking for someone who has focused their career on debt capital-raising transactions with a deep experience in indenture/trustee matters, exchange/debt offers and high-yield debt offerings. Our culture is dynamic, energetic and intellectual. Our hours are regular, and vacations are never interrupted. We work collaboratively on resources and interesting projects that integrate with Thomson Reuter’s other offerings, particularly in the legal technology space.

The focus of the editor is to expand the scope of our legal know-how materials in the following areas:

  • The legal issues facing companies in connection with their debt capital-raising offerings.
  • The understanding of how to structure a debt security on terms that are acceptable to investors but also providing the company with adequate financing.
  • Indenture/Description of Notes and trustee matters pertaining to an offering.
  • Conducting all aspects of debt capital-raising transactions, including exchange/debt offers and high-yield debt offerings, preferably representing the issuer.
  • Issuer and underwriter/placement agent issues at all stages of registered and unregistered debt offerings.

About the Role

In this opportunity as Senior Legal Editor, Capital Markets & Corporate Governance you will:

  • Conceptualize, draft and edit original legal know-how materials, including practice notes, annotated standard-form documents and transactional checklists for online and print publication.
  • Maintain current awareness of and analyze law and market practice in this area.
  • Focus and shape the future of Practical Law’s debt capital markets content.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to plan and lead product demonstrations, webinars and in-person continuing legal education seminars for current and potential subscribers.
  • Assist with the development of special projects undertaken by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law.
  • Organize and conduct webinars on topics of interest to attorneys practicing in the securities law area and assist with marketing initiatives and sales demonstrations.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law.
  • Develop and use existing relationships with in-house counsel and legal practitioners to ensure that the transactional offerings content is topical and meets their needs.

About You

You’re a fit for the role of Senior Legal Editor, Capital Markets & Corporate Governance, if your background includes:

  • At least six years of securities law experience providing advice on transactional matters to a variety of organizations with a strong focus on representing startups and small business organizations.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A solid understanding of the needs of law firm attorneys and corporate counsel with respect to all areas of securities law practice.
  • Ability to understand and interpret fundamental workings and trends within a target industry.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to provide 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:

  • Hybrid Work Model: 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 Day 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.–Capital-Markets—Corporate-Gov–remote-_JREQ162572

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