The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to seek justice when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations.
AAJ is seeking a Legal Content Editor for its Education department. The Legal Content Editor routinely formats, edits and proofreads documents for the Education programs.
Essential Duties Include (but not limited to):
Format, proofread, and edit speaker papers for publication, and review them for content, subject matter, appropriateness, length, and copyright issues.
Coordinate production of course materials for seminars and colleges, including creating and maintaining the production schedule, and assisting with production of convention reference materials.
Develop and research content for AAJ Press book products, including drafting marketing copy, researching titles and potential authors, contacting potential authors and publishers, and working with authors and publishers to meet deadlines.
Respond to reprint requests.
Compile and proofread the clarifications for AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
Manage the upload of course materials for AAJ’s Winter and Annual Conventions on AAJ’s Learning Management System.
Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. with law review experience preferred.
Writing and editing experience required. One to three years of experience in civil litigation or law review experience preferred.
Strong editing and formatting skills including proficiency in proofreading and Bluebook citations, and zealous attention to detail.
Ability to use judgment and discretion and work independently. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work with members and expert authors.
Proficiency using Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis research.
An interest in the mission and the work and services provided by the American Association for Justice.
Ability to travel occasionally.
WHAT AAJ PROVIDES: • A hybrid schedule three common days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and two days remote. • Competitive salary and benefits including: paid time off (e.g., vacation, sick, personal, family leave) • 11 federal holidays and paid time off between Christmas and New Years • 401K employer match • Subsidized healthcare plans for you and your dependents • Dental, vision, disability, and life insurance options are available • Flexible Spending Accounts, pre-tax parking/transit deductions and metro transit subsidy • Company social events • Tuition assistance • Fitness reimbursement • 100% remote for the month of August (for most employees) • Offices conveniently located ½ block from Gallery Place/Chinatown in downtown Washington, DC.
AAJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please! Click here to apply!
American Association for Justice (AAJ) delivers Exceptional Education, Unparalleled Advocacy, and a Dedicated Community of Trial Lawyers Fighting for Justice. AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. With members worldwide, and a network of U.S. and Canadian affiliates involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy, AAJ provides lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system.