Senior Editor, Practical Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Thomson Reuters
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

We are seeking a data privacy & cybersecurity legal practitioner (e.g. solicitor, barrister) to join the global Practical Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team.


Practical Law is a leading online know-how service providing rigorous, peer-reviewed resources, such as practice notes, current awareness, and standard documents to help legal professionals work smarter and advise with confidence. Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted providers of answers across law, tax, compliance, government, and media.


About the role

As a Senior Editor in Practical Law, you will use your specialist legal knowledge of data privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity law to provide and maintain a wide range of Practical Law content covering the EU. Working in a supportive global team of highly experienced colleagues, you will deal with a breadth of interesting EU legal and editorial work including:

  • Researching, drafting, and editing core data privacy, data protection, information security, and cybersecurity legal know-how resources for Practical Law's online products and services
  • Developing new content ideas for the practice area, including practice notes, standard documents and clauses, checklists, comparative charts, and other privacy compliance-focused resources
  • Commissioning, reviewing, and editing content written internally and externally
  • Monitoring legal practice and market developments within the EU and maintaining current awareness on data privacy, data protection, information security, and cybersecurity topics
  • Writing, editing, and publishing legal updates and other current awareness resources on data privacy, information security, and cybersecurity topics within the EU
  • Completing regular interim and annual maintenance on core legal know-how resources
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with external law firm contributors
  • Responding to customer inquiries


In addition to this, a Senior Editor will assist:

  • With marketing the Practical Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice area and engaging with customers, including by assisting with product demos and speaking on webinars
  • The wider Thomson Reuters editorial teams, liaising with sales, marketing, product management, technology, and segment functions, where necessary


About you

The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • At least five years’ post qualification experience in either a law firm or in-house with experience in EU data privacy, data protection, information security, and cybersecurity matters, with a focus on compliance
  • An understanding of current market issues and proposals to enact, amend, or change data privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity laws and regulations
  • Analytical and research skills and the ability to identify key issues
  • A demonstrable interest and ability in writing
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills


What’s in it for you?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

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