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Sr. Associate Editor, Real Estate, Multi-State (Remote)

Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is a leading online provider of legal know-how. We help lawyers practice more efficiently and deliver greater value to clients. As a full-time Senior Associate Editor on our Real Estate team, you will have the opportunity to apply your practical experience in a highly professional environment with other experienced attorneys. This is a dynamic job that allows you to fully utilize and continuously expand your skills and develop information and technology solutions. Our subscribers include most major international law firms and corporations, including approximately 90% of the Am Law 200, hundreds of small and mid-size firms, and over 1,800 legal departments worldwide.

About the Role:

Practical Law is looking for a Senior Associate Editor, Real Estate to conduct research, draft, edit, and publish content for its on-line Real Estate Service. In this opportunity as a Senior Associate Editor, you will:

  • Work with Senior Legal Editors to draft, edit, and update state-specific real estate resources, with an emphasis on content across multiple jurisdictions. The resources include practice notes, checklists, standard documents, standard clauses, legal updates, other state-specific legal content in accordance with Practical Law writing style.
  • Carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources using, among other things, the software application WebSite-Watcher for current developments and potential topics for legal updates and other state specific resources for the Real Estate Service.
  • Edit state-specific real estate resources to conform to Practical Law’s house style and plain English.
  • Develop ideas for new state real estate content with an emphasis on multi-state resources, which are to be published on Practical Law.
  • Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of Practical Law resources.
  • Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders.
  • Provide additional research and editorial support to other Senior Legal Editors in other states.
  • Provide additional editorial support for the Real Estate service as required.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

About You:

You’re a fit for the role of Senior Associate Editor, Real Estate if you have:

  • At least three (3) years’ experience working as a real estate attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel, including experience at either a large firm with a real estate group or a boutique firm with a sophisticated real estate practice.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating real estate-related documents.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, and the legal market in general.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Recent experience using WestlawNext for legal research.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas is strongly preferred:
    • Commercial real estate transactions, including:
      • acquisitions, ownership, and sales of various types of commercial real estate;
      • financing of commercial real estate, including permanent loans and construction loans; foreclosure and mechanic’s liens; and
      • leasing of commercial real estate, including office buildings, retail, industrial, warehouse, mixed-use, and multi-family.
    • Residential real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of single family, multi-family, co-ops, and condos.
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management and organizational skills to effectively track productivity and ensure product development milestones are met.
  • Ability to constantly collaborate with and support team members in a remote environment without on-site technical support.

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