The Oxford Business Law Blog

The Oxford Business Law Blog (OBLB) was launched in March 2016 as part of the Oxford Business Law Hub.  Since its launch the OBLB has grown fast, its high quality and cutting edge content rapidly attracting a wide readership.

The OBLB is run by a team of academic editors (Luca Enriques, Horst Eidenmüller, Kristin van Zwieten, and Jennifer Payne – presently on sabbatical), and postgraduate associate editors.  At least one new associate editor is needed to join this team.

Core duties

The core duties of OBLB associate editors are:

  • soliciting blog content and corresponding with authors;

  • reviewing and editing content;

  • publishing content;

  • managing the OBLB’s social media presence.

Associate editors are also involved in developing OBLB strategy, for example around website design, building our readership base, etc.

Duration and hours

Work is to start as soon as possible and will run until the end of December 2017. The hours are expected to be a maximum of six per week, but will vary from week to week. The research assistant will need to be based in Oxford during term time.


The post will report to Horst Eidenmüller, Luca Enriques, and Kristin van Zwieten.


Applicants should have a background in law, preferably corporate or commercial law. They must also have excellent (English) writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to speedily identify and correct errors when editing content.  Associate editors work collaboratively with each other and the OBLB’s academic editors, so the ability to work effectively in a team is also essential.

Experience of using Drupal or some other Content Management Systems would be an advantage but is not crucial as training will be available.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty, as well as other applicants. The hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

The pay will be at the standard research assistant rate of £14.56 per hour plus holiday pay of £2.49 = total of £17.05/hour.  It is envisaged that the work will be, on average, about 6 hours per week.    The research assistant will be expected to keep a record of hours worked, and will not be expected to work more than this number of hours averaged out over the year.


This post is funded by sponsorship provided by Travers Smith.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Horst Eidenmüller (, Luca Enriques ( and Kristin van Zwieten ( by Friday 5 May 2017.  Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability between now and the end of December 2017.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.