113 Chancery Lane
20 Apr 2021
Salary Details:
£27,421 plus 3% flex allowance after 3 months and comprehensive benefits
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The Role

The Law Society is the professional body that represents, promotes and supports solicitors. We provide advice and guidance to solicitors and we campaign on legal issues of importance to our members and the public. To do this, we need content experts.

The Business Content Assistant supports the production, maintenance and continual improvement of Law Society member content, both on and offline, ensuring it effectively engages the target audience and delivers the content and communications strategy.

The role combines editorial skills and the ability to deliver content that meets the needs of a diverse and discerning membership.

  • Provide editorial assistance, including chasing, editing and proofreading copy, and liaising with others involved in the production process
  • Support the production of member magazines, including maintaining schedules, sourcing and commissioning content, managing contributors and proofreading
  • Commission online content, assessing its quality, topicality and relevance for its target audience
  • Maintain tailored membership website content, including proactively adding and regularly reviewing content for currency and usefulness
  • Find appropriate and experienced authors for articles, and develop and maintain professional and productive working relationships
  • Edit complex copy for length, tone and/or structure, to a high standard, without losing meaning or authorial style, including on topics which may not be familiar or easily understood

What we're looking for

  • Experience of editing and proof-reading copy, preferably for the legal sector or a professional / B2B / membership body audience
  • Experience of writing copy desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent grasp of grammar
  • Good organisational skills including the ability to multi-task and work to multiple, conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small, high-performing team, as well as in a matrix management structure with other teams
  • Strong creative flair, with an understanding of how to visually engage an audience

What's in it for you

We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation. 

Please note: if you are an internal applicant, Pay Policy will apply. 

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and other decision makers, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors.