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NH Bar Association

The NH Bar Association is a statewide professional association that supports members of the legal profession and their service to the public and justice system. The NHBA is a unified bar association, meaning that bar association membership is mandatory for all those licensed to practice law in the State of New Hampshire. In addition to providing an array of services and benefits to its members, the NH Bar Association facilitates open and continuing dialogue among lawyers, the courts and other justice system stakeholders while acting as a resource for all those interested in advancing a just society.

The Bar Association also works to increase access to justice in New Hampshire through its support of the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program, which matches qualified unrepresented parties with volunteer lawyers in a variety of cases, and its relationship with the NH Bar Foundation. 

Responsible for management and production of NH Bar Associations publications – Bar News, Bar Journal, Special Supplements and Member publications.  Coordinates with NHBA staff and community stakeholders to produce relevant and engaging content. 

  • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years experience in related field.
  • Ability to work productively with staff, members and community stakeholders to solicit and develop story ideas and news articles.
  • Ability to interact with legal professionals as volunteers; ability to participate in and organize multiple
  • Projects; managing projects with long timelines and deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to read and assimilate large amounts of information to select most useful, pertinent information to share with members
  • Strong language, grammar, spelling skills to ensure that our material meets the highest standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of the publication process, AP Style, detail oriented, intellectually curious, energetic, imaginative and a team player. Must possess good judgement and political acumen, excellent organizational skills


  • In consultation with Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications, recommend publication policies; plan, coordinate, and direct editorial activities; Confer with executives, department heads, members and community-stakeholders as needed and appropriate to coordinate publication activities, establish production schedules, solve problems.
  • Work with Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and manage an annual budget for Bar publications
  • Develop annual editorial calendar and set deadlines. Exercises creativity and initiative in the editorial direction of the NHBA publications under supervision of Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications.
  • Responsible for keeping publications fresh and valuable to members.  Collaborate with Publications and Advertising Coordinator in generating ad and sponsorship revenue, sponsored content.
  • Solicit content/evaluate material submitted for publication consideration.
  • Keep abreast of and analyze the impact of issues important to NHBA members.
  • Provide editorial guidance to staff and work with them to craft effective content for publication or provide.
  • Monitor publication policies, organization, workflow and procedures to ensure high-quality, cost-effective production and distribution of NHBA publications. Utilize workzone to manage NHBA publication process and collaborate with Marketing and Communications team.
  • Production
  • Maintains the day to day activities in support of publication development and production for Bar News, Bar Journal, special supplements and member publications. 
  • Generate story ideas, develop, research, outsource or write and edit original articles and features
  • Secure graphic material from picture sources, assign artists and photographers to produce pictures and illustrations in support of publications.
  • Hire and manage freelance writers/photographers/graphic design/layout assistance in support of publication initiatives. Supervise the work of freelancers – edit, proof and fact-check submissions. Responsible for overall quality of freelance work.  Review and evaluate freelance resources and make recommendations and changes where needed.
  • Manage member contributions to publications – topic development, deadline setting and editing.
  • Responsible for overseeing vendors involved in activities related to Bar publications (ie. Printer, mailhouse, usps).
  • Serve as internal point of contact for all publications and editorial needs; evaluate staff publication requests; and find solutions that meet programmatic and organizational goals. Determine when additional freelance support is needed for design, writing, and editing.
  • Work closely with internal departments and external partners to provide coverage and support of initiatives in the Bar and legal community that impact members. Attend or coordinate with staff/freelancers to cover important industry events, meetings or awards ceremonies to obtain items for publication -- verify facts, and clarify information.
  • Organize material, plan overall and individual page layouts.
  • Review final proofs and approves or makes changes to ensure quality and consistency of Bar publications.
  • Prepare news or public relations releases, special brochures, and similar materials as needed and assigned by Director of Marketing and Communications.  Other duties as assigned.
  • Accountable for ensuring editorial content is informative, accurate and reflects the interests and sensitivities of the NHBA and its mission
  • Accountable for meeting deadlines
  • Accountable for member satisfaction with the NHBA publications
  • Accountable for efficient operation through proper planning and competent use of staff and budgetary resources.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to -- please specify "editor" in your subject line.

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Date Added: November 22, 2017

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