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The Florida Bar
Tallahassee, FL, United States (on-site)
7 days ago
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The Florida Bar
Tallahassee, Florida, United States (on-site)
7 days ago


Associate Editor, Journal & News

The Florida Bar, with more than 110,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers. The Florida Bar Journal & News Department is looking for a talented storyteller and meticulous wordsmith to join the team as an Associate Editor. Do you have strong writing skills? Are you a stickler for proper use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation? Are you interested in legal citation styles and scholarly texts? Then the Bar Journal & News wants to talk to you about joining the team. The Associate Editor is responsible for improving the quality of two publications, the News and Journal — by taking on everything from writing assignments to proofreading to laying out copy and images into InDesign. The department takes on the pivotal role of keeping the legal community informed and educated about the profession on a daily basis, both online and in print.

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Minimum starting salary $45,828.41, with excellent benefits.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Proofs and edits all Journal copy for style (including citation style), grammar, punctuation, and effective writing. Incorporates authors' revisions and other editors' corrections.  Lays out Journal articles in InDesign.

Proofs and edits all News copy for style, grammar, punctuation, and effective writing.

Facilitates the administration of the Editorial Board peer review process of feature article submissions to the Journal. Duties include: Article intake, including communication with authors, staff editors, and the public; Redacting personal information from articles and forms to ensure the blind review process; Sending assignments to select reviewers and enforcing deadlines; Tracking article progress through management software; Maintaining electronic records including author files and Editorial Board member participation.

Works with the Bar President to write and prepare the Journal's President's page for publication, and other writing assignments as assigned.

Coordinates book reviews and synopses for Bar Journal and Monitor the Wufu program, used for sending pre-electronic Journal articles to members who request them online.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in English or Journalism and two (2) years of editorial and writing experience is required.  Must attach a resume and writing sample to the on-line application.

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EOE | This organization participates in E-Verify | Position is open until filled | Notify HR in advance if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the employment process. 

This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida and it’s not a remote position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68169447
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The Florida Bar
  • Position Title: Associate Editor
  • Job Function: Publishing-Author/Editior/Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $45,828.00 (Yearly Salary)
Membership Organizations
Tallahassee , Florida , United States

The Florida Bar (TFB) is the organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state. Any lawyer desiring to practice law in Florida must be a member of The Florida Bar. We are dedicated to serving our more than 111,000 members and all Floridians. TFB's core functions are to prosecute unethical lawyers through the Attorney Disciple system; administer a client protection fund to cover certain financial losses a client might suffer due to misappropriation by a lawyer; admin...

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