ith a strong background in editorial decision making and daily news reporting, you will source, assign to reporters, write, and publish fast turnaround news articles geared to a legal audience. Candidate must be a self-starter comfortable with a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
The Assistant Managing Editor will participate in all aspects of producing daily news content, including:
Researching, assigning, writing, and publishing news stories about the Canadian legal industry, including court decisions, court filings, legislative announcements and other industry news, in specifically targeted areas of practice.
Manage a team of legal wire reporters primarily focused on daily coverage of corporate-commercial litigation and business law.
Report to the managing editor, and provide coverage for managing editor as needed, including running editorial meetings, assigning stories, and final review and publishing of news content.
Degree in journalism
Excellent reporting and writing skills
Experience writing about the Canadian legal industry
Proven sound editorial judgment
Excellent communication skills, highly organized and self-motivated
Able to handle multiple priorities in a tight, deadline-oriented environment
Previous newsroom experience, and experience managing a newsroom team of 5 or more
Experience in using content management systems is an asset
Proven ability to work independently, on tight deadlines, with a high attention to detail
Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with team to ensure quality daily production of news content
Ability to use variety of news research tools efficiently, including web scrapping technology to source news story ideas (including court decisions, announcements)
Ability to lead process improvement initiatives within team and leverage technology to continuously improve quality and efficiency of news idea sourcing
Legal or business background is an asset
Sound knowledge of Canadian Press style
Work in a way that works for you
We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization, with various flexible and remote working options available to employees
Working with Us
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Together, we are building a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Working for you
We believe in a healthy work/life balance. We know that your well-being and happiness are key to a long and successful career.
About our Team
LexisNexis is a data and analytics company with 10,500 colleagues serving customers in more than 150 countries. We’re one of the largest information and analytics companies on the planet. We design solutions that help our customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and be more successful.
LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing a fair and accessible hiring process. If you have a disability or other need that requires accommodation or adjustment, please let us know by completing our Applicant Request Support Form: https://forms.office.com/r/eVgFxjLmAK .