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Editor in Chief, VerdictSearch

Company: North State
Location: Erlanger
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Monday, September 19, 2022 Discover where your talent fits best at ALM--- At ALM, we're reinventing the way professionals use information, news, data, marketing solutions and events to manage the business of business. Headquartered in New York City and with offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. Join our team of talented ALMers working to create an exceptional experience for our audiences and customers across the globe.
Who We Are...
Here at ALM, we are a customer-focused and market-driven company dedicated to the success of our internal customers and the customers we serve with our information products and marketing services and events. Our teams deliver premium content to professionals in the legal, financial services, benefits, consulting, property and casualty insurance, and real estate industries. ALM, publisher of The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The New York Law Journal, is looking to hire an innovative and driven editor to oversee its VerdictSearch newsletters and database and help grow them. This is a high-profile assignment for an editor who wants to dive deep into the courts and understand and cover the trends driving the most significant litigation and verdicts in the country. We are looking for an individual with strong editing and leadership skills, as well as someone who is proficient at time management. You'll be leading a team of editors and reporters covering the most important trial courts across the country, editing and sending out newsletters, looking for trends and writing about them, and collaborating across our Global Newsroom. Good communication, time-management skills, curiosity and enthusiasm are essential. ABOUT THE TEAM: As part of ALM's global newsroom, the Verdict Search team is focused on covering the verdicts, settlements and trends in the most important trial courts in the country. We put a premium on reporting on the largest verdicts handed down nationally, as well as spotting trends, problems and anomalies that arise in trials. We aim to be the go-to source for litigators. Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a staff of editors, assignment editors and reporters
  • Manage day-to-day affairs of department, including hiring, expenses and data/case acquisitions
  • Edit and assemble a weekly publication, a monthly publication and others as needed
  • Research and write weekly data-analysis article
  • Research and write weekly sector profile
  • Compile annual National Law Journal Top 100 rankings (yearlong project)
  • Manage delivery of editorial to sales for six to eight special supplements a year
  • Drive to gather and report more verdicts
  • Drive innovation and change to the brand as well as within the team
  • Use the VerdictSearch database to research and write weekly data-analysis article focusing on a particular trend or sector in civil litigation
  • Use the VerdictSearch database to research and write a weekly sector profile, such as largest verdicts in a particular area of practice or largest settlements paid by an insurer Qualifications:
    • Must be able to write clearly, concisely, engagingly and authoritatively-and on a deadline.
    • Must be able to establish and nurture relationships with lawyers, judges and court officials.
    • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to juggle a stream of duties, including editing newsletters, on tight deadlines.
    • Must be capable of analyzing data and being able to write trend reports/stories based on it.
    • Must have a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Must have good communication and time management skills and be a team player good at collaboration.
    • Must be good at hiring and managing talent.
    • Must be good with overseeing and streamlining processes.
    • Ideally, 3-5 years' experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is preferred. Why you should join ALM...
      • Generous Benefit Plans for Medical, Vision & Dental Coverage
      • 401(K) Plan With Match
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days & Sick Days)
      • Summer Fridays - Early Office Closure
      • Paid Holidays
      • Health Savings Account
      • Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care & Medical Expenses
      • Career Development Learning & Training Opportunities
      • Educational Assistance
      • Employee Referral Bonus
      • Employee Recognition Awards
      • Short-term & Long-term Disability Coverage
      • Flexible Work Schedules ALM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ALM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: North State, Cincinnati , Editor in Chief, VerdictSearch, Advertising , Erlanger, Ohio

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