Summary: The Bar News Editor has overall responsibility for the content of NHBA’s print and digital publications, including Bar News, EBulletin, special supplements, and member publications. This includes

  • coordinating with stakeholders to produce relevant and engaging content,
  • ensuring accuracy and thoroughness of the content we publish, and
  • on-time, within-budget production

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.

In collaboration with the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Member Outreach, the Editor

  • Recommends publication standards and policies
  • Manages Bar publications budget
  • Conducts reader surveys as appropriate; analyzes results
  • Recruits and hires freelancers as appropriate

Independently, the Editor

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs ongoing editorial activities
  • Generates fresh story ideas; writes/outsources and edits original articles and features
  • Solicits content from members /evaluates submitted material
  • Oversees editorial advisory board; plans and conducts their meetings
  • Keeps abreast of and analyzes the impact of issues important to NHBA members

In collaboration with Advertising and Sponsorship Sales Coordinator and/or other MarComm staff, the Editor

  • Develops annual editorial calendar and sets deadlines
  • Helps generate ad and sponsorship revenue, sponsored advertorial content
  • Monitors publication policies, organization, workflow, and procedures to ensure high-quality, cost-effective production and distribution of NHBA publications.
  • Works with artists, photographers, and stock houses to produce pictures and illustrations in support of publications.
  • Proofread/review/approve final proofs


  • BS/BA Degree in journalism, English, or related field
  • four to six years experience in a deadline-driven publishing environment
  • knowledge of legal field is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong language, grammar, spelling, and proofing skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the publication process
  • Detail-oriented, intellectually curious, energetic, and imaginative
  • Diplomacy, sensitivity in dealing with others


Interested candidates should send a resume and writing samples to

Please reference “Publications Editor” in your subject line.