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Assistant Manager - Content Creation and Acquisition

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Position Title- Assistant Manager – Content Creation & Acquisition 

Location- Gurgaon

Purpose of the role

This role is responsible for extensively managing the development & acquisition of analytical content for the Commercial Law & Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Area Modules. The role will support content development and acquisition for newly developed Commercial  Law Practice Area  which will include transitioning authors to continuous update model and  developing content exclusively for online medium  as well.

Duties and Responsibilities

   Core Accountabilities                        Outputs and Agreed Method of Measurement

                                                              (How will we know when this has been achieved?)

Revenue & Budget

·   Deliver high quality commercially successful Legal Print Titles/project families; on time and under budget.

·   Achieve assigned Revenue Targets (for 2017: USD 950Million)

Managing Content Development

·   Assist Manager in developing customer focused  legal content strategy for  publication in multiple mediums /platform (i.e. print and online) focusing on High Priority Practice Areas

·   Assist Manager to formulate and implement strategy for targeted revenue and number of projects on the Publication Calendar

·   Assist Manager to formulate and implement strategy for targeted revenue and number of projects on the Publication Calendar

·   Assess and map content opportunities, identify emerging content needs and ensure the optimum product mix for a robust publishing program

·  Report potential slippage at earliest opportunity and activate the pipeline

Online Content Strategy

·   Work with content strategists and authors to plan content formats & delivery, organization and content templates.

·   Participate in ongoing content development and enhancement for existing modules for revised, updated and new content.

Author Management


·   Negotiate terms and contracts with authors, translators and distributors.

·   Initiate, maintain & expand network of cordial relationships with authors, reviewers, opinion leaders, and sources of relevant information and advice.

·   Build effective relationships with authors to ensure efficient and timely execution of strategic plans.

Lead & Manage Team

·   Train and enable the commissioning function to deliver committed titles.

·   Manage team member(s) and balance workload to achieve publishing targets.




Education & Experience

·   Degree in Law is necessary

·   Minimum Three years’ relevant work experience, preferably in a publishing or content management environment

Desired Knowledge

·   Understanding of the legal framework and the structure of the courts in the country

·   Familiarity with primary as well as secondary research resources pertaining to Indian law, both in print and electronic

·   Developed computer skills including Word and Excel


·   Driving execution – translates strategy and planning into operational reality. 

·   Negotiation – win the trust and respect of others, both internally and externally, to deliver outcomes that do not damage relationships while remaining direct and forceful as well as diplomatic.

·   Collaborate with various stakeholders and others to effectively deliver products/ solutions to the customers.

·   High levels of tenacity and EI (emotional intelligence) – pursue everything with energy, drive, agility and a need to deliver in the face of resistance or pushback.  Identify alternative approaches to achieve the desired result when unsuccessful.

·   Communicates with impact – expresses thoughts and ideas in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner in both individual and group situations; adjusts language to capture the attention of the audience.

·   Customer orientation – cultivates and maintains strategic customer relationships ensuring that the customer perspective is the driving force behind products that are developed.

·   Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

·   Analytical and troubleshooting skills

·   Ability to learn and grow – commits to and actively works at continually improving oneself. 

·   Deploys own strengths for the advantage of others and in recognition of one’s limitations, seeks guidance and development opportunities.

·   Is a role model to peers through professional conduct, integrity and attainment of results

·   Team work – in all work groups, participate enthusiastically, share your unique perspective, remain open to the views of others and collectively resolve internal and customer issues.

LexisNexis Competencies

·   Collaborates and partners to meet customer needs.

·   Challenges status quo.

·   Drives to deliver.

·   Communicates openly and candidly.

·   Shares knowledge and expertise.

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