Senior Legal Editor

Chicago, IL
Full Time
BLR
Experienced

At the heart of our company is our people.  People from many different backgrounds with different vantage points, opinions, and experiences.  We strive to continually lead with our IMPACT values and empower our employees to develop their full potential on a team that is passionate about acceptance, inclusivity, and achievement. Our employees are the driving force for the innovation, collaboration and creativity that enables our organization to deliver strategic success. 

Job Summary:
The Senior Legal Editor is responsible for ensuring that high-quality content is produced in a variety of formats, across multiple products for an HR audience. This position requires a JD and a strong familiarity with HR concepts and employment law, preferably with experience related to discrimination, harassment, and union issues. The Senior Legal Editor serves as a resource to the content team, and creates, edits, and manages the content for multiple online and print products, webinars, and online learning. The role requires delving into multiple topic areas to break down complex ideas into simple terms. The Senior Legal Editor must understand how to bring value to the customer through instructional/guidance-oriented content. Qualified candidates should be comfortable researching and writing about complex HR issues, interacting with customers, and collaborating and coordinating with team members across multiple locations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise for assigned segments, including audience composition, customer needs and driving forces that affect them (e.g. regulations, best practices)
  • Write and edit clear, informative, and engaging content to be used in a variety of customer solutions, primarily in answering employment law questions from customers without providing legal advice
  • Upload relevant content to applicable digital properties through the content management system and ensure content displays and functions correctly
  • Adhere to strict deadlines and budget requirements for all assigned products
  • Collaborate with team members and across departments (including marketing, product, production and development) to maintain content standards, implement content strategies, and ensure customer needs and deadlines are met
  • Meet frequently with product, production, sales and marketing staff to discuss projects and resolve problems
  • Represent the products and services in customer and prospect engagements, including onsite at internal conferences and industry events
  • Propose new product ideas in your area(s) of expertise across all product lines, and oversee all content-related phases of the new products process, including conducting research, writing proposals, and presenting the finished concept
  • Maintain an awareness of and adherence to company guidelines for messaging, tone, style, and editorial process
  • Determine content for assigned digital products, including the creation of a long-term editorial calendar and managing deadlines
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Ensure customer engagement and satisfaction with content
  • Identify areas for new content development to increase value of current customer solutions
  • Other duties as assigned
Critical Competencies:
  • Ownership and Execution
  • Customer Centric
  • Managing Ambiguity and Change
The Individual:
  • Background in employment law, preferably discrimination (including the ADA and equal pay issues), complaints and investigations, harassment, and union issues
  • Strong familiarity with HR concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to discern customer needs and envision multiple solutions
  • Ability to drive multiple initiatives simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines
  • Self-motivated team mentor
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, research, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in time management, multitasking, and project management
  • Attention to detail, accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to think logically, classify content, and apply taxonomy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Qualifications:
  • JD
  • 10 or more years’ experience in working with employment law issues
  • Ability to write clearly for an HR audience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act or similar law in order to apply for employment at Simplify Compliance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team 1.800.727.5257, ext. 8101.

Job applicants may request to review the company's Affirmative Action plans by contacting the talent acquisition team/recruiter, Human Resources department or Chief People Officer.

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