Senior Editor/Writer

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Title :

Senior Editor/Writer

Location :

London

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in London and working globally, you will be a Senior Editor/Writer and lead our newly established editorial team. You will ensure information sent to external and internal audiences reflects the firm’s brand. The role will work closely with our Creative Services team, to ensure alignment between our editorial and visual approach.

In your role, you will represent the global department at office and regional meetings, providing an update on the area you lead. Additionally, you will support department initiatives and own projects in line with your strengths and passions.

The role reports to the Director of Brand.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write a wide range of marketing collateral, including lawyer biographies, social media posts, website content, annual reports, blog posts, interview transcripts and speeches
  • Write a wide range of internal pieces, including newsletters and firm announcements
  • Proofread materials to ensure accuracy, correctness and adherence to the firm’s style
  • Edit client alerts, bylined articles and other thought leadership, and working with lawyers on edits
  • Manage the delivery of projects. In this work, generate content, write, edit and liaise with the Creative Services team
  • Generate and identify topics of interest for inclusion in firm memos
  • Ensure consistency and adherence to firm style in marketing collateral and across its platforms
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing skills, including grammar, spelling and vocabulary – and an ability to write in a range of styles, for a variety of platforms
  • Exceptional editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Sound judgment and an ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines
  • Experience in working with style guidelines and knowledge of AP Stylebook
  • Experience in overseeing video/podcast creation and post-production
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with others
  • Able to provide editorial feedback and guidance to a highly literate audience
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet competing deadlines
  • Discretion and maturity in handling sensitive and confidential matters
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and an ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of nuance
  • Outstanding project management skills, and ability to manage competing projects
  • Willingness to adjust working hours to meet business needs.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in journalism or a professional writing environment, preferably within professional services.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.