AccessLex recently announced it will offer a superior bar examination preparation program at a price that will rationalize and reset market pricing. With current bar prep programs retailing at two to three times the estimated cost of delivery, this new AccessLex initiative can ultimately save bar exam takers tens of millions of dollars annually.
The Legal Content Editor position is a unique opportunity to be part of this revolutionary program! Reporting to the Managing Director of Bar Review Program Strategy, Development and Policy, the Legal Content Editor is responsible for creating the content for the Bar Review Program and editing advanced course content drafted by law professors and other subject matter experts. Tasks will include creating content plans for one or more subject areas; MBE-style practice questions; scripts for online video lectures; as well as substantive and stylistic editorial review of the materials.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Create instructional materials for the bar review program, such as content study plans, practice questions, video scripts and graphics.
Develop and maintain academic expertise in assigned subject areas for the bar program.
Perform legal research to ensure accuracy of course content.
Work with law professors and other subject matter experts to create and edit program content.
Review program content for clarity and legal accuracy.
Edit new materials and revise current materials using Accesslex’s style guide, as well as Chicago Style.
Collaborate as appropriate with instructional designer on program content and pedagogy.
Organize and edit course content for grammar, punctuation and consistency of style.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and strong academic record.
Active bar membership in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Excellent legal research and writing skills.
Sound editorial judgement and attention to detail.
Proven ability to create study materials and to edit sample exam questions and explanations.
Minimum of 5 years of editing experience, preferably in legal or academic environment.
Significant writing experience and proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style.
Experience with online or e-learning management system(s).
Prior teaching experience, clerkship with a federal judge, or substantive legal publication.
Background Experiences. The following candidate background experiences are desired:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Social Sciences, Communications, Journalism or other related field.
Exceptional communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Ability and willingness to meet production deadlines.
About AccessLex Institute
Since 1983, AccessLex Institute has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and institutions that we serve. We are steadfast in our commitment to inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. We conduct and commission research to illuminate the latest data and evidence on the most critical issues facing legal education today. And we are resolute in our appeal to policymakers and influencers to take actions that make legal education work better for both students and society at large. As a nonprofit organization underpinned by nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools, we are intently dedicated to the betterment of legal education. AccessLex Institute has nearly 100 employees in our offices in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and throughout the U.S. We currently have more than $600 million in total net assets.
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