We are recruiting an Editorial Manager!

We are recruiting an Editorial Manager!

Apply for this role here. Applications will be accepted until 9am 18 August 2023.


  • The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the largest network of lawyers and business leaders using commercial contracts to deliver rapid decarbonisation globally.
  • We are seeking a full time Editorial Manager to join this dynamic and fast-moving project as it begins to scale globally.
  • The successful candidate will have unrivalled experience, combining passion for action with professionalism, tackling the complex systemic issues of climate change using powerful, pragmatic contract solutions.
  • Read more about TCLP in our Information Pack and our plans in our summary strategy.

Employment arrangements

  • Start date: ASAP.
  • Salary: £50,000- £55,000 p.a. depending on experience.
  • This is a full time permanent role.
  • Remote working, UK-based.
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays.

TCLP is a family friendly and inclusive organisation.

About the role 

  • The Editorial Manager will play a central role in the success of TCLP: identifying, developing and maintaining a wide range of the highest quality legal content that practically and effectively delivers climate impact.
  • This role will report to the Programme Manager.

Job description

Responsibilities include:

Strategic thinking and delivering TCLP’s strategic aims

  • Horizon-gazing to understand the opportunities for adapting legal documents to deliver the greatest impact on decarbonisation.
  • Understanding trends shaping the legal market and markets of our target sector audiences.
  • Understanding how our content (and 2023-2025 strategy) needs to adapt to align with emerging climate science and revised climate trajectories. 

Editorial and publishing

  • Responsible for all editorial and publishing activities relating to TCLP legal content (meaning  guides, clauses, glossary terms, tools and other materials published on TCLP’s websites or elsewhere).
  • Ensuring that TCLP content: 
  • Is technically accurate and of an exceptionally high calibre,
  • Is usable in practice and user-centred in its design, and
  • Prioritises opportunities for decarbonisation with the greatest potential for impact and transformative change.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing new content and maintaining existing content, 
  • Reconfiguring existing content to support emerging user needs, as well as 
  • New user interfaces and journeys that increase end use of the clauses.
  • Supporting TCLP with delivering its strategic aims by developing, maintaining and constantly improving our editorial and publishing systems and approaches so that they:
  • are user-centred,
  • maximise opportunities for leveraging the time and expertise of subject matter experts in our community, and 
  • minimise admin, bureaucracy and touch points for TCLP. 


  • Ensuring the quality and technical accuracy of content generated by other TCLP teams including our communications team to ensure brand integrity and authority. 
  • Supervising the development of legal content across TCLP teams to ensure a joined up approach to how we create, maintain and adapt our legal content.

Project management 

  • Coordinating and project managing TCLP’s legal content editorial and publishing activities.

People management 

  • Relationship building and managing a large network of third party stakeholders and subject matter experts.  
  • Managing a small team.

Person specification

You will be a self-starter who is passionate about sustainability and making a difference in the climate crisis.

You will have the following attributes:

  • Strategic abilities and creativity (meaning, the ability to: keep TCLP’s strategic aims front and centre in your work and to use your creativity and lateral thinking to come up with innovative solutions that deliver our strategy).
  • Understanding of and passion for taking action to deliver real change in the climate crisis.
  • Empathy, compassion and the ability to enable the full potential of others.
  • Independent thinking and passion for learning.
  • Agility and adaptability (specifically, the ability to: be comfortable with a high degree of variety in your role and accept when a course of action is not delivering the desired impact and pivot so that it does).
  • Collegiality and inclusivity.

Specifically, the candidate will have the following essential attributes:

  • Experience in contract law and in writing legal contracts.
  • Commercial transactions experience, including negotiating contract terms.
  • Strong editorial skills (specifically: writing, proofreading and copy editing and research).
  • Networking and relationship building.
  • Prioritisation.
  • Strong project management skills (specifically: organisation, communication, strategic thinking and leadership).

The candidate will have the following desirable attributes: 

  • An understanding of web publication processes.
  • Fluency across a wide range of digital programmes and platforms, in particular Google workspace.