Our Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) Department is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor, PLTC reports to the Deputy Director, PLTC, and is responsible for assisting the PLTC department with a broad range of editing and administrative support. 

The duties of this position include:

  • Assists Legal Editor in editing, preparing and finalizing PLTC Practice Material for print and online
  • Copy edits, formats and prepares course material such as Student Activity Plans, Instructors Notes and handouts
  • Assists PLTC team in preparing publications, including editing, rewriting, proofreading, researching, and reviewing for logic and consistency
  • Makes revisions indicated by Legal Editor, Deputy Director or faculty
  • Liaises with printing company about orders and deadlines
  • Maintains PLTC’s publishing integrity and standards
  • Creates and maintains tracking sheets to record changes in materials
  • Copy edits, proofreads and formats exams and assessments
  • Contributes ideas for new PLTC projects
  • Uses Excel to create databases and reports as required by PLTC team
  • Uses ExamSoft to prepare exams and other evaluation tools from materials prepared by others on the PLTC team
  • Formats, prints and prepares exams for marking
  • Assists Deputy Director and instructors with curriculum development
  • Supports PLTC team with filing and maintaining electronic and print records
  • Supports PLTC team as needed, including by invigilating exams, playing client roles for interviewing assessments, and updating classroom loose-leaf materials
  • Creates teaching material packages for instructors and guests
  • Coordinates the travel and accommodation bursary, including creating and revising the form, receiving student forms, assisting the Deputy Director in making bursary decisions, creating a database of applicants and grantees, and coordinating the distribution of the cheques
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director, PLTC.


  • Bachelor’s degree along with an editing certificate from a college or university editing program, or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and use of plain language
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse people
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to revise a wide range of documents, including legal textbooks
  • Advanced knowledge of editing and formatting in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Assistant Editor, PLTC.” The closing date for this competition is May 13, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 4Z9

To apply, you must submit both a resume and a cover letter.
Word or PDFs only, please
Word or PDFs only, please

The information on this web page is collected under authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSBC 1996, c. 165, s. 26(c). The information will be used to process your application for employment at the Law Society. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact the Human Resources Manager, Law Society of British Columbia, 8th Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4Z9, Tel. (604) 669-2533.