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Editorial Administrator

Job Purpose

Lancaster House is a leader in providing information on labour, employment and human rights law. In this regard, it serves the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management and legal practitioners in Canada. The primary role of the Editorial Administrator is to support the President, Legal Director, Conferences, Editorial Director and Senior Legal Editor(s) in the coordination and production of Conference Materials, the Wrongful Dismissal eText, and Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language.

Reports To

  • Legal Director, Conferences

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proofread and edit draft materials for all conferences and audio conferences, workshops and skills training sessions
  • Edit supplementary material for all live and audio conferences, such as speaker biographies and panel scenarios
  • Edit all marketing emails and conference brochures prior to deployment
  • Liaise and communicate with Senior Freelance Legal Editor regarding changes to the Wrongful Dismissal eText, including:
    • Coordinate, track, edit and input all updates to the Wrongful Dismissal eText Online
    • Liaise with CanLII and coordinate all updates to the Wrongful Dismissal eText
  • Liaise and communicate with Legal Director, Conferences regarding changes to Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language including:
    • Coordinate, track, and edit updates to Collective Agreements in Canada
    • Proofreading and editing Collective Agreements in Canada
  • Edit the Perry Work Report on an alternating basis
  • Work as directed by the President to update the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) website regularly
  • Edit profiles for the Directory of Labour Arbitrators
  • Other miscellaneous administrative/editorial duties as assigned and determined by Management
  • On an overflow basis:
    • Coordinate edits of eAlert publications from start to finish with President and Editorial Director
    • Input eAlert publication edits from President, Editorial Director and Senior Editor(s)
    • Format, copy edit and finalize all eAlert publications to post on the Lancaster House website
    • Accept, coordinate and evaluate writing samples from freelancers, set up occasional interviews for freelancers, act as point of contact for freelancer inquiries
    • Track and document catalogue of library holdings, keeping library organized and up-to-date with new additions and changes
    • Assist with Leading Cases Online text

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree (specialization in English/Communications)
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Excel, and website and email protocols, pre-press and printing processes
  • Basic knowledge of HTML coding an asset
  • Ability to learn and implement existing processes and procedures
  • Ability to work collaboratively to continue to improve processes to increase productivity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in proofreading/editing
  • Highly organized
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at once, balance priorities, and work effectively under deadlines
  • Analytical creative problem solving skills related to graphic design, marketing and communications
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Administrative experience an asset

Lancaster House is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations in accordance with the legislation are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This is a full time position. Please email your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Amaral at: samaral@lancasterhouse.com.

Marketing and Production Coordinator

Job Purpose

Lancaster House is a leader in providing information on labour, employment and human rights law. In this regard, it serves the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management and legal practitioners in Canada. The Marketing and Production Coordinator supports the Senior Coordinator in the production of live and audio conference materials, as well as packing and shipping duties for live conferences.

Reports To

  • Chief Operating Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Format and finalize draft material for all live and audio conferences
  • Format and finalize supplementary material for all live and audio conferences, such as speaker biographies and panel scenarios
  • Organize all supplementary material for live conferences
  • Finalizes drafts with the Legal Editors and Editorial Administrators by implementing changes to related case material
  • Prepares digital files for distribution to conference attendees on USBs
  • Pack and ship all materials and supplementary materials needed for live conferences
  • Obtain copyright permissions from third parties for reproduction of content in conference materials
  • Creates and edits marketing emails prior to deployment
  • Assists the graphic designer/web developer in formatting and posting eAlerts on the Lancaster House website when required
  • Assists Editorial department with proofreading eAlerts when required
  • Other work as assigned by the Senior Marketing and Production Coordinator and/or Management

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and InDesign an asset
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel mandatory
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Must be highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at once
  • Deadline oriented

Lancaster House is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations in accordance with the legislation are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This is a one-year contract position. Please email your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Amaral at: samaral@lancasterhouse.com.

Research Associate

Job Purpose

Lancaster House is a leader in providing information on labour, employment and human rights law. In this regard, it serves the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management and legal practitioners in Canada. The primary role of the Research Associate is to identify, assess, liaise and invite speakers to all Lancaster House conferences, workshops, skills training sessions and audio conferences. The Research Associate also researches and identifies important developments and topics of interest for conference panels and workshops, edits marketing materials, and analyzes competing conferences.

Reports To

  • Chief Operating Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies, interviews, assesses, liaises and invites speakers to all Lancaster House conferences (audio and live), workshops and skills training sessions
  • Builds and maintains relationships with experts, speakers and potential speakers, and leading organizations in relevant areas
  • Researches and identifies important developments and topics of interest for conference panels and workshops
  • Develops ideas for conference programs and topics, based on existing knowledge and additional research of mainstream and trade/academic media, case law, and legislative developments
  • Writes scenarios for workshops and audio conferences based on existing knowledge and additional research of case law and legislation
  • Writes promotional material for keynote speakers
  • Develops titles for conference panels, workshops and skills training sessions
  • Proofreads marketing material aimed at a professional audience
  • Reviews and analyzes competing conferences
  • Researches ways to make conferences more interactive, attends competitive conferences to look for new ideas
  • Attends live conferences, monitors sessions to ensure conference is running smoothly
  • Maintains a database of speakers
  • Other work as assigned by Management

Qualifications

  • A degree in journalism or communications, or related social science field
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must demonstrate critical thinking and project management skills
  • Outstanding interviewing and research skills
  • Must demonstrate good judgment and persistence
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and revised timelines, redirecting energy quickly, without losing sight of daily priorities
  • Strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of labour law or labour relations will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrates interest in labour, employment and human rights law;
  • Possesses the ability to identify and analyze current trends and developments, and to interview leading practitioners and experts in the field
  • Displays strong verbal/phone and written communication skills
  • Enjoys work that is creative as well as analytical
  • Exhibits, to a marked degree, energy and empathy
  • Can work quickly and accurately while maintaining a sense of humour.

Lancaster House is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations in accordance with the legislation are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This is a full time position. Please email your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Amaral at: samaral@lancasterhouse.com.

Legal Conference Developer and Researcher

Overview

The primary role of the Legal Editor is to develop and manage the content of Lancaster’s conferences (both live and audio), workshops, and skills training sessions. The Legal Editor writes and develops programs; and writes and develops materials for all conference panels, workshops, audio conferences, and skills training sessions.

Reports To

  • Legal Director, Conferences and President

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages the content-based aspects of Lancaster House conferences, workshops and training programs
  • Develops topics and ideas for live and audio conference programs, workshops and skills training sessions, based on existing knowledge and additional research of case law, legislative developments, academic journals and trade publications
  • Develops titles for panels, workshops and audio conferences
  • Writes programs for live and audio conferences, workshops and skills training sessions that go on the Lancaster House website
  • Writes program content for conference brochures for live conferences, workshops and skills training sessions
  • Writes and develops program material and analyses of decisions and legislation for live conferences, audio conferences, and skills training sessions
  • Organizes and directs the preparation of written materials for all conferences
  • Liaises with speakers and advisory committees, as well as other experts, on current issues is also a key aspect of the role
  • Attends planning conference calls with speakers, co-chairs and Conference Director; creates speakers' chart during the call; modifies materials as per the request of speakers
  • Attends live and audio conferences
  • Researches and writes content occasionally for eAlert publications

Skills

  • LL.B. or J.D. (mandatory).
  • LL.M with a focus on labour or employment law (preferred).
  • Experience in the field of labour, employment and/or human rights law is desirable.
  • Capable of working independently while staying connected with colleagues.
  • Able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them on schedule.
  • Adept at formulating an overview, yet precise in matters of detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Outlook, and in legal research using Quicklaw, CanLII and other legal databases.
  • Familiar with and adept at using Twitter, Facebook, and other Internet-based tools and social media to keep abreast of current developments and connect with experts in the field.
  • Must have a keen interest and broad-based knowledge of labour, employment and human rights law.
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic, personable and intellectually engaged in the subject-matter areas.
  • Strong academic background is essential to perform the many and varied tasks of the position, including the research and design of conference topics and materials, and interacting with experts, academics, practitioners, advisory committee members and speakers.

Lancaster House is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations in accordance with the legislation are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Meryl Gary at: mzismangary@lancasterhouse.com.

Legal Writer and Researcher in Labour, Employment and Human Rights Law

About Lancaster House

Lancaster House is Canada's leading provider of conferences, information and analysis on labour, human rights and employment law. Our aim is to make a positive contribution to labour relations and the quality of Canadian work life. A dynamic and innovative company, Lancaster House provides information services in a variety of formats: on-line and in print, through books and newsletters, and through audio conferences, live panels, and hands-on workshops. Our seminars are attended by lawyers, union representatives, human resources professionals, academics, and adjudicators across Canada.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and engaged individual, with a depth of experience in and a broad knowledge of all aspects of labour, employment and human rights law to research and write case law and legislative summaries and commentaries. The role requires the writer/researcher to provide in-depth legal analyses and critiques in a variety of areas of labour, employment and human rights law in a style that is readable and free from legal jargon.

Qualifications

LL.B. or J.D. (mandatory). LL.M with a focus on labour or employment law (preferred). Experience in the field of labour, employment and/or human rights law is desirable.

Skills

  • Capable of working independently while staying connected with colleagues.
  • Able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them on schedule.
  • Significant, and preferably comprehensive knowledge, in various areas of labour, employment and human rights law, and the ability to provide detailed, expert legal analysis, commentary and social and legal critique of developments in jurisprudence and legislation.
  • Excellent writing skills, and the ability to write to engage both lay and expert readers, is required.
  • A keen interest in labour, employment, human rights and related areas of social policy, as well as genuine social and intellectual curiosity about these areas of law are essential.
  • Interest and familiarity with international labour law and policy, and the ability to speak or read in another language, will be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Outlook, and in legal research using Quicklaw, CanLII and other legal databases.
  • Familiar with and adept at using Twitter, Facebook, and other Internet-based tools and social media to keep abreast of current developments and connect with experts in the field.

Other Attributes

The successful candidate should have a keen interest and broad-based knowledge of labour, employment and human rights law. The individual must be energetic, enthusiastic, personable and intellectually engaged in the subject-matter areas. A strong academic background is essential to perform the many and varied tasks of the position, including interacting with experts, academics, practitioners, advisory committee members and speakers in the areas concerned.

Work Environment

Collegial, intellectually stimulating environment, involving socially significant work. The successful candidate is likely to be an individual who has a strong intellectual and social curiosity in the area of labour, employment and human rights law; possesses the ability to identify and analyze current trends and developments, and to interview leading practitioners and experts in the field; displays strong verbal and written communication skills; enjoys work that is creative as well as analytical; exhibits, to a marked degree, energy and humour; and can work quickly and accurately while maintaining a sense of humour under pressure.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please email your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Amaral at: samaral@lancasterhouse.com.