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.
- 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.
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.
- Coordinating and project managing TCLP’s legal content editorial and publishing activities.
- Relationship building and managing a large network of third party stakeholders and subject matter experts.
- Managing a small team.
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.
- 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.