Welcome to another post from our “Meet the FindLaw Team” series. “Meet the FindLaw Team” provides insight into the day-to-day lives of our colleagues. Today we feature Super Lawyers Managing Editor Ross Pfund. Get to know Ross by reading about his experiences at FindLaw and Super Lawyers below.
What is your current title?
I am the Managing Editor at Super Lawyers.
When did you join the FindLaw team and how did you get here?
I joined FindLaw when Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters in early 2010. Before that, I worked for seven years with Super Lawyers and its predecessor, the late, great Minnesota Law & Politics magazine, after earning my degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
What interests you most about Super Lawyers?
Super Lawyers editorial is all about telling great stories, and there are few professions with as much inherent drama as the law. There’s nothing more exciting than discovering a great angle for a story, locking down an interview with a big legal name, or figuring out the perfect open for a cover feature. We’re proud to be the only lawyer rating service to produce award-winning journalism.
What activities does your work day typically involve?
Every day is different, and that’s a good thing. During any given week, I could be researching and assigning stories to freelance writers for upcoming issues, beating copy into shape, working with staff members on their writing skills, tracking down photos for publication, working on layouts or brainstorming with the rest of the edit team on ideas for future stories. The variety keeps me engaged.
What are your interests outside of FindLaw?
My wife and I are currently watching the entire run of Murder, She Wrote (only nine seasons left to go!), and I’m writing in-depth recaps of each episode, which I hope to eventually publish in a book. I also enjoy blogging about classic Nintendo, 1980s martial arts and Andre the Giant; and in the summer I’m the coach/third baseman of a kickball team.
Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Audience Team