Commissioning Editor


  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company
    RELX Group  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    16 December 2023  
    Posted on
    15 November 2023  

About Us:

LexisNexis, a part of RELX, is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information. We help customers increase productivity and improve decision-making and outcomes. Our 10,500 experts and innovative tools help us shape a better world for our customers and communities.

LexisNexis is a leading provider of research information to the legal profession. We commission and develop content that helps legal professionals practice the law.

About the role:

We have got an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Editor at LexisNexis which might be the right step for you. Please see the full details below and apply as soon as possible if this sounds of interest.  

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Editor to play a key role in the continued success of our commissioning programme for print and online by commissioning leading professionals to write for us. The successful candidate will commission and develop content in print format as well as online meeting agreed revenue, profitability and delivery targets.

What we are looking for in you:

A pro-active and experienced Commissioning Editor. Someone with a strong drive to succeed, a strong interest in the law and keeping abreast of new technology/online trends within the legal community.

Previous experience:

  • Experience in publishing, preferably in professional or academic publishing.

  • The post-holder must have a strong interest in the law and trends and developments in the legal market.

Key skills and attributes:

  • Pro-active and organised: the post holder must be able to take responsibility for the development of a portfolio of titles and manage multiple projects at different stages of development, adjusting to changing priorities on an ongoing basis.

  • Results-focussed: the post holder will be responsible for delivering against budget targets for their titles.

  • People and communications skills: the post holder must be able to deal with leading members of the legal profession in a credible manner and form effective working relationships with authors, the rest of the Content Acquisition team and key stakeholders across other internal departments.

  • Commercial awareness and negotiation skills: the post holder must have an appreciation of the financial impact of publishing decisions and seek to get best value for the business in any negotiations.

Key responsibilities:

List development:

  • Commission new content ensuring the most appropriate author is identified to deliver high quality content which meets customer expectations in a timely manner.

  • Review, maintain and develop existing content to ensure that it continues to meet customer expectations.

  • Manage the commissioning process, agreeing content, budget and deadlines with authors; manage output and content quality against these deliverables.

  • Prepare and present business cases for new products and enhancements.

  • Contribute to the budgeting and re-forecasting process and own and manage publications.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential authors to enable smooth commissioning of work in the future.

  • Develop and maintain strong and supportive relationships with authors and internal stakeholders so as to develop a network to feed into strategic work and to ensure future plans align with other teams.

Market research and customer needs:

  • Contribute to sales and marketing plans, gathering feedback from customers to optimise the sales of products and services.

  • Carry out market studies to feed into product development pipelines.

  • Review existing portfolio of products with customers and identify and make recommendations on areas to develop.


  • Keep abreast of new technology/online trends within the legal community.

Work in a way that works for you:

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization, with various flexible and remote working options available to employees

Working with Us:

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Together, we are building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Working for you:

We believe in a healthy work/life balance. We know that your well-being and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer: - Comprehensive, multi-carrier health plan benefits - Disability insurance - Dependent care and commuter spending accounts - Life and accident insurance - Retirement benefits (salary investment plan/employer stock purchase plan) - Modern family benefits, including adoption and surrogacy

About our Team:

LexisNexis is a data and analytics company with 10,500 colleagues serving customers in more than 150 countries. We’re one of the largest information and analytics companies on the planet. We design solutions that help our customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and be more successful.

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