Attorney Editor

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Eagan, MN, USA
  • Sep 17, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

In this role you will provide legal interpretation in the form of research, analysis, and writing to support the development and maintenance of Thomson Reuters Legal information in all media. Members of this team are also tasked with ensuring that published legal information contains and delivers premium legal content.

Key Responsibilities:

There are a number of key responsibilities of the Attorney Editor role:

  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing: Our Attorney Editors create and classify legal information in the form of headnotes, highlights, and other features and enhancements. You will also identify key legal issues in editorial materials while demonstrating competence in Westlaw navigation and on-line research tools.
  • Editorial Responsibility: Members of this team adhere to editorial publishing schedules and quality standards. They also verify their own work and that of other staff as required for accuracy and completeness, and ensure that the information is properly presented and organized. In this role you will be required to maintain and develop legal knowledge and skills training as needed to complete your work and in order to stay current on legal trends and developments that are related to your editorial responsibilities.
  • Individual and Leadership Development: As a part of a larger team, you will attend and participate in meetings and take part in the employee evaluation process (both wider feedback and self-evaluation). To be most effective at your job, you will develop knowledge of Thomson Reuters Legal publications and products related to your responsibilities, and those of competitors.
  • Members of our team prioritize their own work and understand the roles and responsibilities of each collaborator/team member and how each role impacts production. You will also be required to demonstrate competence on company specific systems necessary to perform your job functions.

We have three teams hiring Attorney Editors at our Minneapolis/St Paul campus (Eagan, MN) at this time:

Codes Editorial: Codes Attorney Editors are responsible for maintaining and enhancing our legislative, regulatory and court rules materials. Collaboration is essential since you will work with a team that crosses departments and even international lines. Outstanding analytical skills to determine legislative intent and enhance content to help attorneys with their research, along with an eye for detail to maintain our high level of quality, are also important.

Commentary Editorial: As a member of the Global Commentary team, you will work closely with authors to create and edit Commentary content for Westlaw, print and Proview.  Relationship management, meeting deadlines and strong editorial skills are necessary to maintain our world class commentary collection.

Judicial Editorial: As a member of the Judicial Editorial team, you will read and analyze court decisions and create and classify short summaries of each point of law in the decision for Westlaw and print.  Strong analytical and writing skills, productivity, and quality are necessary to maintain our world class judicial content.



  • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Self-starter with aptitude for legal research and writing
  • Analytical thinker who uses logic and collaborates to solve difficult problems
  • Decisive with a focus on making quality decisions quickly
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, organize, and communicate complex legal material.
  • Comfortable with personal computers and familiar with word processing and online applications
  • Can prioritize tasks and projects and pursue them with energy and drive
  • Great teammate who will work successfully in a shared environment.
  • Strong communicator who can speak and write clearly and effectively with all contacts, both in and outside Thomson Reuters.

We are hiring for these positions in our Minneapolis/St. Paul (Eagan), MN office only.