RELX Group Senior Editor in London, United Kingdom

Senior Editor

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Senior Editor (copy)

LexisNexis:

LexisNexis is a leader in professional publishing and a pioneering solutions provider. We are changing the way the world shares information through a unique combination of authoritative content, powerful online research and advanced productivity tools. We have moved beyond supplying text information to delivering vibrant solutions which transform organisations. LexisNexis is the leading provider of information and business solutions to help knowledge-driven professionals achieve excellence.

The team:

The LexisNexis Current Awareness team provides news coverage to more than 50 topics on LexisLibrary and to all LexisPSL practice areas. We cover breaking legal and regulatory stories, and provide insight into how they could impact lawyers and their clients. We monitor government sites along with all UK and European regulatory institutions to ensure our customers are kept up-to-date and informed about the latest developments in their field of expertise.

We work closely with our in-house teams to provide timely, accurate information to our products. Our news is provided to customers throughout the day online and in customer email alerts. Our content is also surfaced through LexisNexisNewsdesk.

The copy editor will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to improve Current Awareness copy and for daily oversight of all copy editing. Applicants must possess strong copy editing skills and be passionate about editorial quality.

Core hours for this role will be 10am–6pm.

Responsibilities:

Maintain consistency and excellence in copy editing by ensuring all articles are edited for accuracy, grammar, punctuation, clarity, flow, style and news value

Maintain consistency and accuracy in applying taxonomy to articles

Develop and maintain effective quality control mechanisms/feedback loops

Train new editors in news writing, work with offshore suppliers

Develop and maintain style guidelines

Maintain high editorial standards for headline and mini summary writing

Write news content when required

Experience:

Editing experience

Knowledge of a house style

Strong analytical skills

Exceptional news judgment

Strong editing, writing and headline-writing skills

A strong interest in business and legal issues