International employment law editor

25 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Explore the human side of data With over 10,000 resources at our disposal, we provide indispensable industry information for the HR sector across the UK, the US and the Netherlands. We empower organizations to make the right decisions around their people. At the same time, we're creating an inclusive, people-focused environment of our own. A culture where individuals with ambition, curiosity and ideas can make an impact. Where you can think big, aim high and explore more. ????????????????????? International employment law editor - XpertHR Overview of role XpertHR has a vacancy for a legal editor for our suite of country-specific international employment law guides. XpertHR is a global leader in employment law compliance, and best practice, analytics and data services for employers. We help our customers create engaged and productive workforces, which benefit them and the broader economies in which they operate. Launched in 2001, and with offices in London, Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles, XpertHR provides solutions for HR professionals worldwide. XpertHR is part of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group, which in turn is part of RELX, the world's largest provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. As a trusted partner, we guide customers through the issues involved in employing people in 45 countries - spread across every continent except Antarctica. We work with 6,000 companies around the globe that employ tens of millions of employees. Globally, we support 40,000 HR professionals to comply with current and future complex employment regulations. The editor will take day-to-day responsibility for the guides, which provide an overview of employment law in 45 key global jurisdictions for HR professionals. Commissioning new and updated content from expert contributors based around the world, the editor will ensure that the guides are kept accurate and up to date for our audience of HR practitioners, and that new content is published in line with our high editorial standards. This role would suit an individual with legal editorial and commissioning experience. The editor will be accountable to a managing editor, and will work alongside a team of UK employment law editors, HR practice editors and others. The role is full time (five days a week). Flexible working is available. The position In this role you will:

  • Manage, edit and publish a portfolio of online international employment law guides, ensuring updates to the guides are published on time and within budget
  • Establish and maintain long-lasting relationships with international contributors, including commissioning new authors and new content, negotiating specification and contract terms, and ensuring continued engagement with the development of the content
  • Ensure that the content is kept fully up to date and adheres to the required style, prioritising updates in line with business requirements and ensuring accuracy, readability and relevance
  • Understand and anticipate customers' needs and requirements
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery of new and updated content and improve the customer experience
  • Review and develop strategic development plans for the portfolio
  • Input into the planning process, including reviewing costs, revenues, schedules and legal issues
  • Peer-review colleagues' work as required
  • Deal appropriately with subscriber/potential subscriber queries and requests
  • Promote the guides to customers and assist our sales teams, including by producing marketing material and presenting

Skills and experience

  • Relevant and demonstrable editorial experience
  • Proven experience of managing online products to deliver revenue
  • Ability to explain technical legal issues clearly to non-lawyers
  • Excellent eye for detail, command of the English language, and ability to deal with complex legal topics
  • Ability to recognise the impact of legal regulation on the workplace, and the ensuing practical implications for HR, line managers and business owners
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload to achieve deadlines
  • Results-focused, showing demonstrable commercial awareness
  • Ability to understand and clearly articulate complex problems and solutions, and effectively collaborate with colleagues in immediate and wider teams
  • Familiarity with using content management systems to upload, edit, publish and manage online content
  • Knowledge of employment law advantageous

About Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions Group We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Having diverse employees with different perspectives is key to creating innovative new products for our global customers. We have 35 diversity employee networks globally and prioritise ensuring inclusive leadership is part of our culture. Our aim is for every employee to be the best version of themselves. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups. We encourage applicants and employees to tell us about any health issues they may have to allow us to put in place reasonable adjustments that may support applicants in the application process and support employees to succeed in their role.

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