Associate Editor- Legal Publishing General Code New York, NY

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Job Description:

**Onsite and remote positions available

Associate Editor-Legal Publishing

DEPARTMENT: Codification Operations

REPORTS TO: Codification Training Supervisor

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Non- Exempt

General Code is the nation’s leading provider of Municipal Code publishing and maintenance services (codification). Our passion for excellence, our focus on client service, and an ongoing investment in our people and technology have helped us to revolutionize the codification industry. General Code offers challenging work in a diverse, flexible, supportive environment where an appropriate work-life balance is emphasized. The successful applicant for this position will demonstrate a keen desire to have a meaningful impact in a values-based, team-oriented business environment.


The primary focus of this position is to work under the direction of a Senior Editor trainer to codify and edit municipal law consistent with established styles and standards. After completing the training requirements and successfully demonstrating competence, the Associate Editor will receive Editor Certification and complete similar tasks independently.


  • Verify adoption of all legislation, including date of action by governing body.
  • Review legislation and distinguish between Code and non-Code material.
  • Update record of legislation received and its disposition (Disposition List).
  • Identify and request any missing legislation/missing pages/information.
  • Communicate with clients by phone and email to resolve questions and track communications.
  • Determine proper placement of legislation within Code.
  • Communicate project scope to Customer Service for estimating and communication to the client.
  • Incorporate amendments and include historical annotations.
  • Create chapter, article, and section titles.
  • Convert original references to Code citations.
  • Add editor’s notes and general references.
  • Edit content for style, grammar, and internal organization.
  • Identify conflicts within new legislation and between existing laws and new legislation.
  • Check statutory references.

Communicate project scope to Customer Service for estimating and communication to the client

Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History or Political Science or demonstrated equivalent experience/skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension, memory, and attentiveness to detail.
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills
  • Editing, technical writing or legal experience a plus.
  • Personal values that match our corporate values.


This is an office environment with a moderate noise level. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand while reading and typing on a computer. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environment and physical demands for remote work status may differ to on-site status.



***General Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer



A history of collaboration and innovation

For more than a half century, General Code has focused on community. Not just by helping local governments function efficiently through the creation and maintenance of comprehensive municipal codes, but by building relationships and solutions that foster community growth and resiliency.

Our people have always been our most valuable asset with unique skills and talents that help drive our innovation and success. We are a tight-knit community of thinkers, collaborators, and subject matter experts with a passion for creative solutions backed by solid business and personal values that we live and work by every day. From traditional paper-based municipal codes, to interactive digital solutions, our people have met the challenges of the times while laying the groundwork for future innovations.

We are extremely proud of our history and the many people who have helped shape it. We look forward to writing the next chapters as part of the International Code Council’s Family of Companies, whose unique mission and expertise have allowed us to expand our service reach into new communities.

Our future is exciting – we welcome you to join us as our journey continues.

We offer a variety of benefits, such as; Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Life Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Personal time, Paid Holidays and much more!