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Junior Copy Editor

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London

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  • The candidate must have excellent attention to detail, grammar, comprehension, and editing skills, along with the ability to rewrite complicated text. Good communication and time-management skills are essential, while experience in publishing or information services, knowledge of the law, and proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, CMS, and work-management tools would be advantageous.
  • The Junior Copy Editor will be responsible for editing and proofreading legal content, maintaining author information, applying house style, collaborating with teams, and meeting deadlines.

Graduate Job

Media & JournalismLondon

Description

  • An amazing market position, enviable growth, collaboration and wonderful people are just some of the reasons to further your career with Law Business Research. Our culture is shaped by our core values that promote equality, agility, and respect in everything we do.
  • Law Business Research has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative’ in the 2022 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series. We take mental wellbeing very seriously and we remain committed to creating a positive workplace for all our employees.
  • We also take our place in this world of ours very seriously and engage in a wide variety of charitable and community based initiatives. We work extensively with Swawou School in Sierra Leone, which we established to provide education for 120 girls, and on an ongoing basis we underwrite the school’s costs.
  • We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, gender identity/expression or reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.
  • We are looking for a Junior Copy-Editor with excellent attention to detail and knowledge of grammar, and who demonstrates a passion for good English. Working as part of a friendly copy-editing team, the successful candidate will copy-edit multi-author legal texts written by contributors from around the world. The successful candidate will also be responsible for handling authors’ corrections and proofreading a variety of publications. An ability to read technical text carefully and to revise it without harming the meaning is essential.

Requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar
  • Good comprehension and editing skills
  • An ability to rewrite complicated text
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • The following would also be advantageous but not essential:
  • Experience in publishing or information services
  • Knowledge of the law
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Acrobat
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Experience using a CMS
  • Experience using work-management tools

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • Edit and proofread copy submitted by native and non-native English speakers for our legal handbooks and journals.
  • Copy-edit content and maintain author information using our content management system.
  • Apply house style for our different brands.
  • Reword text sensitively without altering the meaning and raise queries for authors where necessary.
  • Collaborate with the content coordination and production teams, and other departments, to ensure copy is edited, approved and sent to press on time.
  • Organise and manage workload to meet tight deadlines.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

London

Benefits

Start of employment:

  • Eye Care 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • A day off for your birthday 

After 3 months employment: 

  •  Pension (4% employer contribution and 4% employee contribution) 
  •  Cycle to Work scheme 
  •  Season ticket loan 
  •  £350 annual wellbeing allowance to contribute to gym membership & fitness classes

After 4 months and 1 year's service:

  •  Life assurance after 4 months
  •  Private healthcare after 1 years’ service

Additional Perks:

  •  Company socials e.g., Christmas and Summer parties 
  •  Access to Employee Affinity Networks 
  •  Mentoring scheme 
  •  Volunteering Day 
  •  Mortgage Advice