LexBlog is hiring: Associate Editor for first-of-its-kind legal news & commentary site
I work with a wonderful team at LexBlog – caring, passionate and cause driven professionals.
This year, a legal publishing and reporting legend (and my good friend), Bob Ambrogi joined us as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher to help build a first-of-its-kind legal news and commentary site built on a foundation of legal blog content from throughout the world.
LexBlog is seeking a highly motivated associate editor to help build this site. The associate editor will be an integral part of launching and expanding the LexBlog network and helping to build new products and services associated with it.
The associate editor will help in developing and managing all aspects of the LexBlog network’s editorial content and social media. This will include curating the best and most newsworthy content from a wide-ranging network of bloggers, recruiting new blogs to join the network, developing original content and authors, developing new publications and products, developing new content partners and partnerships, and engaging with the community of authors and readers through social media.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is entrepreneurial, strategic and creative. You should have a strong interest in law and understanding of legal concepts. A law degree or experience in law is a plus. You should also be a careful editor with meticulous attention to detail. Journalism experience is helpful.
In addition to working on the LexBlog network, the associate editor will assist in related tasks, such as helping to manage social media and collaborating with LexBlog’s Success, Business Development and Engagement teams as needed.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Helping to imagine and build the LexBlog network. You will be on the ground floor of a first-of-its kind project helping to drive its future.
- Daily curation of LexBlog.com. You will be part of an editorial team responsible for updating LexBlog.com throughout the day by selecting and highlighting posts to feature.
- Keeping abreast of legal news and trends in order to keep LexBlog.com timely and responsive.
- Recruiting new blogs to the network and developing familiarity with member blogs.
- Writing original stories as assigned or as appropriate.
- Helping to run LexBlog.com’s social media.
- Helping to coordinate coverage of legal conferences and events, providing social recaps and other necessary materials.
- Conceptualizing and developing new editorial products and enhancements to existing products.
To qualify, you should have:
- Experience in writing, reporting and blogging, with a background in journalism or comparable field.Experience in law — either as a journalist or legal professional — and understanding of legal concepts.
- The ability to be a self-starter and self-sufficient.
- A high level of creativity, both in day-to-day tasks and larger objectives.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple stories, projects and tasks.
You will own this role if:
- You like having fun
- You like growing
- Have a ton of energy
- Have a passion for blogging and other social media
- You are organized and systematic to a fault
- You like people and enjoy meeting new people
- You know done is better than perfect
- You do what it takes
Founded in 2004 to empower lawyers to increase their visibility and accelerate their business relationships through blogging, LexBlog is the hub that brings together many of the best legal minds on the web. Its publishing platform, offered as software as a service (SaaS), powers more than 17,000 legal bloggers and over half of the nearly 1,500 blogs published by the 200 largest U.S. law firms. By expanding LexBlog to blogs not published on its platform, LexBlog is building the largest and most comprehensive legal news and information network in the world.
We believe in hiring PhD’s (poor, hungry and driven). As Mario Gabelli said, “We’re not talking about people being poor economically. We’re talking about being poor in terms of knowledge, about people who are constantly searching to learn more, to find more wisdom. And hungry in this context refers to those with a tremendous desire to succeed, people who won’t ever be satisfied with an ordinary level of accomplishment. And driven people are the ones who set ambitious goals and then pursue them with real ferocity.”