Labor and Employment Law

Become Our Managing Editor

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I am writing to you on behalf of the CLA Labor and Employment Law Section.  As you may know, the Section publishes the California Labor & Employment Law Review six times per year.  Our current Managing Editor is stepping down, and we are seeking a new Managing Editor for the publication.  We encourage interested candidates to apply!  See below for the position description and application information.  Please note the application deadline is January 25, 2023.

The primary duties of the Managing Editor are:

  1. With the Editors in Chief, solicit and evaluate submissions for publication.
  2. Coordinate with article writers, regular contributors, and editors on the Editorial Board to ensure that articles and columns are submitted, reviewed, and returned in a timely manner. 
  3. Edit all articles for substance and Bluebook/Law Review style.
  4. Maintain an editorial calendar for each issue.
  5. Coordinate further editing of columns and articles by the Editors in Chief and Executive Editors.
  6. Coordinate with Section staff and outside advertisers on advertisements and announcements.
  7. Coordinate review and editing of proofs with the Editors in Chief.
  8. Forward the final edited versions of articles and columns to the designer, with instructions about the order in which the articles and columns should appear and any other layout details.
  9. Coordinate printing and distribution of each issue with the Section Manager.

General time commitment: Estimated time commitment is around 45 hours per issue of the Law Review (6 per year), about 20 hours annually for CLA editorial meetings, editing already-published articles for Legal Perspectives, MCLE questions, etc., totaling about 290 hours per year. 

Stipend: $2,500 per issue (totaling $15,000 per year).

Qualifications sought: Licensed attorney or legal academic with employment/labor law expertise, law review editorial experience, and strong organizational skills.

The managing editor job requires: 1) knowledge of California employment law; 2) ability to research, write, and edit well using the Blue Book style; 3) access to Westlaw or Lexis; 4) ability to be organized under tight time pressures; 5) technical savviness (i.e., use of Word, Acrobat, Westlaw/Lexis, e-mail, DropBox or Zip files, Google docs, etc.); and 6) ability to work with Section leaders, multiple editors, CLA staff, typesetters, and the printer.

Ideal candidates include: 1) seasoned employment attorneys looking to change careers or retire from active practice; 2) employment/labor law academics; and 3) editors accustomed to such work.

Application requirements: 

Please submit the following materials via email to

  1. Résumé; 
  2. Cover letter describing your law review/editorial/writing experience, employment/labor law experience, organizational skills, and the reasons for your interest in the role; and
  3. Writing sample (legal article preferred–please submit version submitted for publication rather than final version edited by third parties).

Application deadline: January 25, 2023

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