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ProfileSenior Legal Editor, Public Sector Service / Municipal Law The candidate will create new online content that will help local government lawyers practice more efficiently. The central and most critical responsibility of this Senior Legal Editor position is to research, write, edit, publish and update on-line content for company's state and local government subscribers. Duties: Collaborate with the other editors on company's Public Sector Service to peer review, improve, and organize newly-written content, as well as plan for and organize future content needs and priorities; Coordinate and collaborate with other company editorial teams on content planning and creation, as well as on other company and company initiatives; Establish and maintain relationships with municipal law practitioners (in government and private practice) who can contribute new content for company to publish; Write and edit content for company’s companion print magazine, company - The Journal; Stay informed of current developments and issues of local government law and practice to ensure timely updates to existing content and the development of new content; Develop relationships with lawyers in local government and private practice to ensure that content for government is topical and meets the needs of municipal law practitioners; Organize and/or conduct webinars on topics of interest for local government lawyers; Assist with sales demonstrations and marketing initiatives, as requested by the Director of the Public Sector Service; and Assist with other company products in which company is foundational, as requested by the Director of the Public Sector Service.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor degree. Must have 6 years’ experience working as either: (1) a government lawyer on the state and/or local level, with a strong focus on the legal issues affecting cities, counties and/or other local government entities, or (2) a private practitioner specializing in municipal or government law and representing state and/or local governmental entities. Must have strong practice experience in general municipal law matters, such as: Powers and authorities of local government entities; Drafting and interpreting ordinances; Code enforcement; Open meetings and public records laws; General contracts and procurement transactions; Advising government officials and entities. Should also have strong expertise in one or more of the following substantive areas: Section 1983 and other matters of government liability; Zoning, land use and permitting; Municipal finance (ideally with exposure to the issuance of municipal bonds); Business and economic development; Labor and employment matters that affect local government employers; Public works and utilities (including solid waste, traffic engineering, public infrastructure projects); Environmental law; Public transportation systems and aviation; Public safety (e.g., law enforcement, corrections, EMS, emergency management); Federal Constitutional law. Must have sophisticated understanding of the needs and priorities of lawyers who advise state and/or local governmental entities.