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Managing Editor Brisbane QLD


Qldlawsociety Brisbane QLD Australia

2 months ago

• Full time and permanent opportunity for a Managing Editor
• Hybrid work environment
• CBD location and close to public transport

About us

Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the professional body for legal practitioners, representing more than 14,000 members state-wide. We lead the Solicitors of Queensland with our purpose of Good Law - Good Lawyers - Public Good.

QLS has a full time and permanent opportunity for a Managing Editor to join their Publications team.

About the role
• Work with key stakeholders within QLS to develop a content and editorial strategy for the site, that aligns to QLS key messages, communications plan and advocacy priorities.
• Contribute to all aspects of the news publication cycle, including writing, editing, attending and reporting on industry events, and developing video feature series.
• Grow the Proctor audience through relevant, engaging, content, using a data-driven approach to understand which content resonates with our audience.
• Reinvigorate the... Proctor contributor program to increase quality article submissions from members and nurture relationships key contributors.
• Lead and develop a small team of media and writing specialists.
• Work with the Partnerships & Growth Team to deliver value to advertisers and contribute to achieving advertising revenue KPIs.
• Develop and maintain strong networks with the courts, government and the Queensland legal profession.
• Manage the QLS publications (expenses) budget.

About you
• A proven, established journalist with 7+ years’ experience in an editorial leadership or similar journalism role.
• Experience in producing a variety of content formats – opinion articles, news articles, features, video stories and podcasts.
• Legal media experience (highly desirable) and/or demonstrated understanding of the Queensland legal and/or political system/s (desirable).
• Team leadership and staff management experience.
• Solid digital publications experience.
• Well-developed ability to make sound decisions under pressure.
• Attention to detail and nuance in communication.
• Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision and display initiative and self- motivation.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience. For more information about the role, including obtaining a copy of the position description, please email People and Culture on [email protected] or call 07 3842 5929.

Closing date: 21 April 2023

Please note:
• that we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
• you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.
• this position may require the preferred candidate to undergo a Criminal History Records check. A criminal history does not necessarily disqualify a prospective candidate from selection.

Why join us
• QLS is a passionate, customer service focused organisation that delivers professionally towards our vision of Good Law, Good Lawyers, Public Good.
• Our workforce is diverse, inclusive and equal; and is representative of our members.
• Employees in our teams have flexibility within a social and collaborative environment.
• Support through social events, cross team working groups and many more initiatives.
• We are committed to leading change through our people, and by joining us you will assist build a society that genuinely cares about its members, people and Queensland law
Brisbane QLD Australia

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