The Legal Content Specialist role is CEB’s junior content development position. The Legal Content Specialist assists the work of Content Attorneys and works independently on training-level projects, including the creation of original content. This position will be staffed on projects across all content-creation teams, including assigning case treatments in CEB’s primary law citator, creating original content for current awareness articles and practical guidance content, ideating and producing continuing legal education courses, performing legal research, cite checking, statute checking, legal editing, and project management. The particular content types may change as CEB’s content products grow over time. Ability and desire to work on projects across all content areas is mandatory for this position.
Founded in 1947, CEB is one of California’s oldest and most prestigious legal information and continuing legal education providers. CEB publishes judgments of California case law, practical guidance for attorneys and CLE, all in a variety of practice areas and formats (e.g., print, online and, in-person). CEB is based in Oakland, CA and this role is eligible to work remotely.
- Identify relevant legal authority to support statements of law.
- Edit and proofread legal writing to get it “publication ready”.
- Conduct discrete legal research projects across diverse legal topics.
- Work closely with Content Attorneys, and the Product Team to help drive the development and expansion of a ground-breaking new legal products.
- Be fully committed to CEB’s remote-first culture by being an active participant in online meetings and events via Slack, Zoom, and others.
- Juris Doctorate degree or paralegal certification.
- Demonstrated ability to edit, revise, and update material accurately and thoroughly in assigned substantive areas.
- Excellent legal research skills including the use of electronic online research tools, such as Westlaw and Lexis, and citation verification programs.
- Excellent writing skills; strong editing skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy and ability to clearly and effectively communicate legal developments in writing and verbally.
- Ability to adapt writing style to meet CEB guidelines for all delivery formats.
- Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated command of the English language.
- Highly effective communication and collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team both within existing department, in other departments and outside of CEB.
- Ability to be flexible and proactive.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to effectively manage time, work in an organized and detailed manner to meet tight deadlines, keep accurate records, and produce desired results.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Ability to navigate and participate effectively in social media websites.
- Proficient in standard personal computer applications such as MS Office applications (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel), Westlaw, Lexis, and cite checking programs.
- Ability to independently utilize all standard computer hardware and multiple software applications simultaneously.
Proficiency in SharePoint and Arbortext Editor desirable.
As a condition of employment, all hires will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-Cov-2. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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