Position Summary: THIS IS A 12-MONTH CONTRACT POSITION
CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) is nonprofit program of the University of California dedicated to the delivery of superior, California-specific legal resources and solutions to the state's lawyers. Founded in 1947 to help WWII veterans returning home resume the practice of law, CEB, now located in Oakland, supports the University of California's education and public service mission by providing the finest research, writing, and presentation by the best and brightest lawyers in the state.
This position is responsible for the creation of the necessary new content for the first Know-How product (Employment Litigation Know-How). Additionally, this role will assist in managing the content creation pipeline. The Digital Content Attorney is responsible for developing new products and repurposing existing content; for contributor recruitment, good contributor relations, and for providing Marketing with product benefits.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Applicants will need to submit a short writing sample (450 words or less), preferably a blog-type post, offering practical advice to California lawyers.
Job Close Date:
Duty 1: Manage work of all content creators assigned to project, including in-house attorneys and outside contributors, and ensure adherence to all project schedules and deadlines.
Identify problems with work, schedule, and deadlines early and propose solutions and improvements to increase efficiency of planning, creating and curating content.
Report regularly to Product Strategy Manager on status of project and quality of content being developed.
Recruit outside authors and contributors to create portal content including articles, strategy notes, and annotated attorney-drafted documents.
Coordinate with contributors for any necessary changes or revisions, within preset deadlines.
Schedule and chair regular project team meetings. Function:Workflow Manager Percent: 40
Duty 2: Ensure all project content has consistent tone and style.
Adhere to editorial publishing schedules and quality standards.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with outside contributors, including recruiting and developing a fresh group of experts as needed.
Edit the work of outside contributors to adhere to project standards and guidelines.
Edit existing CEB content, rewriting and reorganizing as necessary, with an emphasis on practical guidance, strategy, and accessibility. Function:Editor Percent: 30
Duty 3: Write original employment law and litigation content, including complex content, as needed.
Perform legal research and analysis on employment law topics as needed to ensure accuracy, freshness, and relevance of project content.
Write step-by-step procedural guides, brief synopses of recent developments in legislation and case law, charts, checklists, annotated attorney-drafted documents, and other practical legal guidance, incorporating existing CEB content where appropriate.
Communicate complex legal issues in an understandable, straightforward manner.
Write with journalistic or start-up mentality: high-quality, but fast and responsive. Function:Writer Percent: 30
Job Requirements J.D. and active membership in California State Bar or other jurisdiction.
3+ years of relevant experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in standard personal computer applications such as MS Office, Westlaw, Lexis, cite checking programs.
Good with people, expert listening skills, ability to interact with new people.
Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
Self-starter with expert time-management skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills; flexible, proactive, and results-oriented.
Strong project management skills and demonstrated project management experience.
Strong understanding of the California legal industry.
Cares about visual design and aesthetics.
Thrives in a deadline-driven environment.
Common sense and a good sense of humor. Required
Civil and Employment litigation experience preferred. Preferred
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