Senior Legal Editor, Labor and Employment


Sr. Legal Editor, Labor & Employment REMOTE

Job Description

Practical Law is looking for an experienced labor and employment attorney with a focus on international employment law to join our Employment Service. This role can be located out of a home office anywhere in the United States if the candidate does not live near a Thomson Reuters office. Candidates outside the United States may be considered as well. The Editor will:

  • Develop, write and edit Practical Law Global know-how and current awareness resources (including practice guidance notes, standard documents, checklists and legal updates) for practicing attorney-subscribers primarily in the area of employment law and, optimally, also in the following topic areas:
    • Creating and enforcing global policies and procedures for companies
    • Employment agreements
    • International secondments and other temporary assignments abroad
    • Pay and benefits
    • Immigration issues related to permanent and temporary employee moves abroad
    • Employment in corporate transactions, particularly cross-border M&A
    • Termination
    • Restrictive covenants, confidentiality and IP in employment context
    • Discrimination, human rights and whistleblowing
    • Unions
    • Managing working relationships in multinational companies (performance management, employee data and monitoring, grievances, sickness/incapacity, time off, leaves)
  • Help set the strategic direction and drive the content plan for Practical Law Global resources to meet the practice needs of lawyers working on international/cross-border transactions.
  • Audit existing content offerings to ensure consistency and strategic content development in support of business goals.
  • Collaborate with other Practical Law Employment editors (in the US, UK, Canada and Australia), editors from Practical Law’s Global/Cross-border Team, Practical Law’s Law Department Team and other Practical Law services on Global content planning and priorities, resource production and peer review.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors across the world.
  • Develop relationships with international lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel and industry groups internationally to ensure that the content is topical and meets their needs.
  • Organize and conduct webinars on cross-border transactions and other Global topics.

Qualifications

Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:

  • At least eight (8) years’ experience working as an employment lawyer at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel with in-depth international/cross-border work experience. In-house employment law experience at a multinational company ideal.
  • Significant and broad expertise and practice experience in a variety of international employment matters, with a focus on matters of importance for multinational companies and, optimally, also covering:
    • global policies and procedures for companies;
    • employment agreements;
    • international secondments and other temporary assignments abroad;
    • pay and benefits;
    • immigration issues related to permanent and temporary employee moves abroad;
    • employment in corporate transactions, particularly cross-border M&A;
    • termination;
    • restrictive covenants, confidentiality and IP in employment context;
    • discrimination, human rights and whistleblowing;
    • unions; and
    • managing working relationships in multinational companies (performance management, employee data and monitoring, grievances, sickness/incapacity, time off, leaves).
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of both law firm attorneys and in-house counsel.
  • Licensed to practice law in one or more of the following jurisdictions is preferred: CA, DC, IL, MI, MN, NY, TX, WA.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A passion for writing and strong editing skills, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • excellent command of grammar, punctuation and plain English;
    • strong technical drafting skills; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Self-motivated with excellent management and organizational skills to effectively track productivity and ensure product development milestones are met.
  • Ability to constantly collaborate with and support team members.
  • Ability to network effectively with lawyers from multiple international jurisdictions at conferences and in other settings, and to solicit contributions and expertise from them.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to undertake writing and editing samples.



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