Principal Legal Content Specialist- Benefits

The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
Full Time
Full timeBloomberg Industry Group seeks a highly motivated, strong communicator to join a team of attorneys specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation in a fast-paced work environment. This person will analyze legal issues and trends to provide essential advice to Bloomberg Law users. Bloomberg Law combines technology with editorial talent to provide superior research tools. The Principal Legal Content Specialist is responsible for writing and editing content for Bloomberg Law's publications on the tax, ERISA, and other issues concerning employee benefits and executive compensation. Track and analyze legislative, regulatory, and litigation matters. The Principal Legal Content Specialist is also responsible for recommending, designing, and running projects to provide legal analysis for assigned content collections, including identifying trends, emerging issues and complex problems to inform and augment reference or analytical content on Bloomberg Law. An individual in this position must be able to synthesize extremely complex areas of law and develop tools and content in those areas to serve practicing attorneys. The individual in this position also serves as a subject matter mentor to more junior colleagues.Primary Responsibilities:Works with Practice Leads or Team Leads to form and lead highly efficient project-based teams to develop content and tools to support the needs of Bloomberg Law clients.Analyzes complex legal developments and creates or updates materials; develops or aids in the development of tools, reference materials, analytical articles or other content.Edits content submitted by outside authors and serves as a developmental editor for the expansion and utility of that content to serve Bloomberg Law users.Imbues content with high level and detailed analysis, including thought leadership materials.Serves as a subject matter expert to management with respect to the development of new content, tools or coverage.Serves as a subject matter mentor to more junior level colleagues.Conducts internal trainings on areas of expertise.Communicates how Bloomberg Law content serves the needs of customers with regard to assigned subject area to customer-facing teams including sales force and marketing department personnel.Participates as a speaker or moderator at industry events or on webinars or podcasts on areas of expertise.Job Requirements:Demonstrates advanced and specialized knowledge of current federal, state, or international law on assigned subject area(s).Demonstrates advanced abilities in legal research, analysis, and writing in federal and state regulatory, legislative, and judicial processes in connection with one or more substantive areas of law.Demonstrates ability to quickly synthesize extremely complex areas of law and develop tools and content in those areas.Demonstrates ability to interact effectively with colleagues, practitioner authors, sources, and others.Demonstrates excellent writing, editing, and researching skills.Education and Experience:Juris Doctor (JD) degree required; certification or LLM in substantive specialty preferred.A minimum of five years' experience as an attorney practicing in the area of specialty preferred; equivalent editorial experience considered.Background in employee benefits tax , ERISA, or the Affordable Care Act preferred.Bloomberg Industry Group IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Bloomberg Industry Group has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, a veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.