If you are considering the possibility of becoming a legal editor, then you need to think carefully about the education and qualifications you will need to succeed in this career. Most legal editor jobs require either a law degree plus experience in writing and editing articles, books and journals in the subject area. It may require a degree in journalism or related communication areas, plus knowledge of the law in the areas that you will be specializing in.
As a legal editor, you will be responsible for commissioning and editing articles, books and other written materials (or materials for audio and video broadcast in some cases), looking after presentation, editing and in the case of legal journals, interfacing with an editorial board. Some editors also manage research, interviews and other material gathering activities, and use these as a basis to produce articles and publishable work.
There are a number of different kinds of legal editor jobs; legal journals and magazines abound, and they require skilled and experienced editors who specialize in this area. Book publishers who publish legal books, text books and other legal material also require legal editors. A number of different broadcast companies use legal editors for specialist projects, as do newspapers and magazines who have interests in this area.
This is a fascinating career, and if you would like to create a high profile in the legal world, taking one of the legal editor jobs is one way to do it. Qualifications are vital in this area, but experience is what will make your reputation and your successful career.