Founded in 2007, Quimbee.com is the most widely used and respected legal study aid on the web. With a massive and growing library of case briefs, video lessons, multiple-choice questions, practice exams, and outlines, Quimbee helps its members achieve success in law school and beyond. Quimbee can be accessed on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
We hire brilliant professors and attorneys to write our content, and we need equally brilliant editors to oversee those content projects; edit for style, grammar, and conversational tone; and proof to perfection. In this capacity, you will serve as, in effect, a legal educator. This is a position of great trust and responsibility. You are the last line of defense, charged with ensuring that nothing but the highest quality content reaches Quimbee’s customers.
Who You Are
An outstanding editor: You’re passionate about good writing. You bring a mastery of grammar, spelling, and style guides. You could teach English 101 at a top university. But that’s not all. You know how to bring out a writer’s best work through encouragement and constructive criticism.
An excellent communicator: You communicate clearly, effectively, and politely with your teammates. In fact, you believe in “overcommunicating,” because you understand that lack of communication is the root cause of a dysfunctional team.
A detail-oriented, tech-savvy, self-starter: You’re comfortable with technology generally and eager to learn. You’re disciplined and motivated, the kind of person who doesn’t need someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re doing your job.
A fun person: You don’t lose your cool. You bring out the best in the people around you. You don’t take yourself too seriously. You can make and take a joke.
Serve as lead editor on various projects
Ensure timely project progression and that production schedules are met
Manage relationships with the writers whose work you will edit
Collaborate with other members of the Quimbee team to facilitate the creation of a polished final product
Minimum 2 years of professional copy editing and publishing experience
Expertise with Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) citation and format style
Proficiency using advanced features in MS Word
Native fluency in English
Impeccable grammar, spelling, and citation skills
Attention to detail
Strong feelings about the Oxford comma
Excellent communication skills
A working computer
High-speed internet connection
At least 5 years of experience in editing or publishing, bonus points for legal editing or publishing
Familiarity with legal citations (Bluebook) and legal terminology
Graduation at the top of your class
M.A. in English or journalism