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Content Developer / Commissioning Editor

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Editorial
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LexisNexis
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LEX00J2I Requisition #

Content Developer

 

LexisNexis is a leading provider of research and practical guidance information to the legal profession. We commission practice notes and precedents that help legal professionals obtain quick, accurate answers to specific points of law, reduce their research time and keep up to date with the latest developments.

 

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for a Content Developer/Commissioning Editor to play a key role in the continued success of our commissioning programme for LexisPSL by commissioning leading professionals to write for us. The successful candidate will have a law degree or similar and be a self-motivated, enthusiastic and conscientious individual with a strong interest in the legal market. Previous commissioning experience from a publishing, editorial, webinar or conferences background would be an advantage.


Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the end to end commissioning process from ‘request for content’ through to publication, working in the prescribed process with the designated software and tools.

  • Conducting comprehensive research into the relevant practice area and topic.

  • Commissioning leading authors as identifid during the research phase and recommended by the relevant LexisNexis teams.

  • Always working within the timelines, deadlines and budget specified.

  • Negotiate contractual terms across all commissioning work undertaken.

  • Working closely and develop excellent relationships with other LexisNexis teams.

  • Make commercial decisions over the future direction of content to make sure that we are aiming to offer the best content solution possible.

  • Report on usage trends using data analytics/reporting tools.

Skills required:

  • Strong analytical and research skills, articulate and literate with the ability to express the benefits of writing for LexisNexis in a compelling and appealing way.

  • A highly organised approach to managing workload.

  • Strong commercial focus, with an understanding of translating the needs of lawyers into commercially viable content.

  • Ability to plan and deliver content on time and to achieve agreed financial budgets and targets.

  • Self-confident and credible, able to establish a rapport with leading members of the profession and win their trust and confidence.

  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.

  • Team player with excellent communication skills.

  • Flexible approach and willingness to go the extra mile to achieve deadlines.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects.

  • An ability and willingness to work collaboratively in order to achieve results.

Desirable 

  • Law degree

  • Experience of Asana

This is a full time position based in our Farringdon Street office in London which offers competitive salary and benefits.  

 

About Us

 

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. We serve customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, and are part of RELX Group. RELX Group is one of the constituents of the FTSE 100 Index, Financial Times Global 500 and Euronext 100 Index

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