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SENIOR LEGAL WRITER

Company Name

IMS Expert Services

Overview

As Senior Legal Writer, you are responsible for conceptual development and copy deliverables for the IMS publication,Bullseye.  These responsibilities include creating and communicating concepts, and driving new business and thought leadership.  The Senior Legal Writer will have the ability to think visually and conceptually beyond words, understand high stakes business litigation, execute quickly and completely, possess a love for the law, and will not be afraid to take a stance or voice an opinion in their writing. Our Senior Legal Writer will stay abreast of current developments in the legal industry and use that knowledge to write innovative copy for our clients and experts.  The Senior Legal Writer will be a Juris Doctor who is highly motivated, creative, analytical and efficient, and will have superior communication and relationship management skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work with Marketing Director and department teams to develop concepts for creative content to be published in Bullseye

  • Work with Sales and Marketing Directors to develop content plans and/or editorial outlines for long-term content strategies
  • Collaborate with internal and multidisciplinary team members regarding development and execution of creative concepts and branding strategies

  • Produce articles weekly for Bullseye

  • Craft copy that brings concepts to life

  • Play a role in brand strategy and positioning process

  • Initiate personal education and understanding of emerging cases, the role of SEO, how to track ROI and effectively apply that knowledge to deliver response-driven communication strategies

  • Write, revise, edit and proofread copy for Bullseye

  • Oversee, prioritize and deliver work effectively to meet deadlines

  • Consistently increase the monthly engagement rate of Bullseye

 

Company Description

Does being well-known as a thought leader in the legal industry excite you? If so, you may have found the perfect opportunity. As Senior Legal Writer for IMS ExpertServices, you will research and write legal industry targeted articles forBullsEye – a legal news source on expert witness topics. You’ll be tasked with keeping your finger on the pulse of key litigation issues. Your work will reach tens of thousands of attorneys and experts each month.
 
Being the Senior Legal Writer means you’ll be challenged and rewarded for your success. You can expect to communicate with the nation’s leading attorneys, experts in many different industries, and vendors – ensuring your work remains free from monotony – all while enjoying life in a beautiful, thriving community nestled near the world’s whitest beaches.
 
You will also have the opportunity to create and optimize web copy, ad copy, and print materials, as well as play an active role in the company’s online social media strategy.
 
You will enjoy a competitive salary, as well as a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, 401k, and many other perks. The ideal candidate will hold a juris doctorate, serve as the “face” of IMS, and will be promoted as a thought leader in the legal industry.
 
IMS ExpertServices exudes a warm, welcoming, and family-friendly atmosphere. We don’t believe that fun and excellence are mutually exclusive, and we strive to provide all of our employees with a positive, enjoyable environment where they can excel.

Skills

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Excellent grasp of the written word and comfortable position writing for multiple mediums

  • Must possess the ability to draft concepts and other written materials as required

  • Excellent communication skills, proofreading skills, and strong attention to detail are essential

  • Must have strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively before clients, staff, or other internal and external groups

  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative agency environment with multi-disciplinary teams required

  • The ability to successfully organize, prioritize. and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment is a must

  • Ability to self-direct artistic development and execution of creative content with pre-defined objectives required

  • Must demonstrate a solid understanding of current legal case news and case analysis

  • Ability to actively contribute to strategic brainstorming

  • Has a proven track record for writing pieces that generate measurable response

  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision

  • Must possess a portfolio of past written works

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • J.D. required
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Business Writing, or related discipline preferred
  • Five+ years of writing experience across a range of audience segments and mediums of the legal industry required  (law reviews and law journals)
  • Law/consulting firm experience a plus
  • Association with AmLaw 200 firms preferred
  • Well-versed in high stakes business litigation preferred
  • Must be well connected socially in the legal industry with credibility on social media sites

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