Position: Environmental Law Institute, Environmental Law Reporter, Associate Editor (Deadline: Oct. 15, 2016, Washington, DC)


The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) seeks an energetic, highly focused, self-starting individual to be Associate Editor for theEnvironmental Law Reporter (ELR).

ELI is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that makes law work for people, places, and the planet. ELI brings together diverse perspectives and viewpoints from the public and private sector to advance the common goal of environmental protection. ELI convenes seminars and trainings on cutting-edge legal and policy issues, conducts extensive research on a variety of topics, and publishes print and online periodicals and books.

The Associate Editor will be charged with covering late-breaking developments in environmental law and policy, including recent court decisions, proposed legislation, and administrative rulemaking, for ELR’s electronic and print publications. Excellent research and writing skills are required, as the Associate Editor will be writing new material and editing the works of others on a daily basis. The Associate Editor’s primary responsibilities include:

  •    writing summaries of recent court opinions for print and online publications;
  •    updating and maintaining ELR’s online collection of statutory material;
  •    gathering new agency guidance and policy documents; and
  •    identifying ways to improve the suite of products offered by ELR.

The position is perfect for recent law school graduates looking to hone their research and writing skills in the area of environmental law. The Associate Editor will work at ELI’s office in Washington, D.C., and will report to the Director of Publications.

Visit the ELI home page at www.eli.org for more information.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have: (1) a law school degree; (2) top-notch legal research and writing skills; (3) a strong academic record, particularly in the area of environmental law; (4) superior interpersonal and organizational skills; (5) the ability to manage several tasks with limited supervision; and (6) a desire to support ELI’s mission of advancing environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management.  Experience working with websites, online databases, and social media are desirable but not required.

Salary: $35,000-45,000, depending on experience, with excellent benefits.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system, found by clicking the Apply button above. To be considered, your submission must include the completed online form, together with the following uploaded materials: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current resume; and (3) a list of references. Your cover letter should address your personal goals and interests, as well as your experience and interest in carrying out the duties outlined above.

Applications must be submitted to ELI no later than October 15, 2016. Please note: you must use ELI’s online application system. ELI is not unable to consider applications submitted by email, U.S. mail, or hand delivery; nor can late applications be considered. No phone calls, please.  Please send an email to dorsey@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions.

The Environmental Law Institute is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workplace that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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