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Company: Bloomberg Industry Group
Position: Senior Legal Content Specialist, Privacy and Data Security/Technology and IP
Location: Arlington, VA

Description:  Performs complex legal research, analysis, and writing for assigned content on privacy and data security, technology, and/or intellectual property law; helps practice lead to determine, coordinate, and prioritize coverage; may review and edit work of less experienced legal content specialists.

Primary Responsibilities:

Employees of this classification perform most of the following, as assigned:

  • Screens legislation, regulations, cases, and other legal developments; analyzes issues; edits, updates, and/creates new legal content.
  • Identifies portions of primary source content that requires metadata tagging to support tools and search functionality.
  • Identifies tools and improved content presentations to improve platform and customer usage.
  • Develops and maintains sources and professional contacts in the government and private sectors, as assigned, to support assigned content.
  • Exhibits a level of subject matter knowledge of issues in relevant legal fields sufficient to identify developments, prioritize work, and contextualize the development within assigned content.
  • Recognizes and identifies new or emerging areas for potential content or coverage.
  • Remains aware of the competitive landscape, including a general understanding of tools and coverage of competitors.
  • Acts as back-up to the Assistant Practice Lead.
  • Coaches less experienced Content Specialists or Legal Content Specialists.
  • Serves as a resource for others contributing to same or related practice area(s).
  • Assists management in the identification and recruitment of potential outside-authored subject matter and authors.
  • Communicates with outside authors regarding content preparation through meetings and written and oral correspondence.
  • Stays abreast of and effectively uses software, electronic resources, and other tools to perform the job efficiently and effectively.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties, as assigned.

Contact: Lori Siets, Senior Recruiter, Bloomberg Law lsiets@bloombergindustry.com

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated high level of subject matter knowledge, including mastery of legal research, analysis, and writing in international, federal, and/or state regulatory, legislative, and judicial processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in independently carrying out highest level assignments and writing projects within deadlines. Prioritizes developments appropriately.
  • Edits work of other content specialists and outside authors proficiently.
  • Communicates regularly with authors on projects and helps develop content in conjunction with authors.
  • Maintains high awareness of customer needs and has the ability to assist with customer questions and comments.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of our publishing tools and other technology effectively with training.
  • Proficiency in use of Bloomberg Law to optimize presentation and functionality of content.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with online publishing system, including the ability to optimize documents (tagging and linking) for electronic platforms.
  • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in using and integrating platform tools in assigned content.
  • Superior editing, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to interact and collaborate effectively with colleagues, outside authors, and others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thinks creatively and communicates ideas effectively.

Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctor required. CIPP certification preferred. Relevant coursework and/or experience in privacy and/or data security law, technology law, and/or intellectual property law preferred.
  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience in some combination of legal writing and/or legal practice.

Special Requirements:

  • Candidates may be required to pass a test for this position.

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