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Company: Courthouse News Service
Position:
Norfolk Virginia Area Court House Reporter
Location:
Virginia
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
May 28, 2013
Job ID: 1469220

Description:

Courthouse News Service is in immediate need of a reporter to cover state courts in Norfolkt, Virginia, and the surrounding counties including Newport News. The job entails visiting the courts three days a week and reporting on new civil case filings for our legal news wire service.

Courthouse News Service is a nationwide news service for lawyers and the news media. Based in Pasadena, California, Courthouse News focuses on civil litigation, from the date of filing through the appellate level. Unlike other Internet-based publishers that simply aggregate information prepared by other content providers, Courthouse News publishes its own original news content prepared by its staff of reporters and editors based across the country.

Courthouse News publishes its litigation reports, such as the Southern Virginia Report, via email. These reports are emailed to subscribers daily and contain coverage of all new civil complaints filed in a particular jurisdiction. Courthouse News' reporters review the flow of new civil litigation and prepare original summaries of those actions for inclusion in our litigation reports. These reports will often contain links to the underlying complaints that are summarized in the reports. Courthouse News serves an essential news-delivery function for a specialized but large audience: the lawyers and law firms based across the nation who are subscribers to these reports. In addition, other news organizations are increasingly relying on Courthouse News litigation reports to help guide their news coverage, putting Courthouse News in a position similar to that of a pool reporter. All told, Courthouse News provides coverage of more than 2,000 courts around the country, spanning all 50 states.

We are looking for a local reporter that can start immediately. Out of state applicants need not apply. The hours for the job run approximately 10am to 3pm Tuesday through Thursday. This beat does require driving to outlying counties that are in close proximity to Norfolk and Newport News, so a car is required. Applicants must have a degree, preferably in journalism or a related field such as English. Applicants need to be computer savvy.  Please email your resume addressed to Sean Kelly within the body of the email or as an attachment to: newjob3@courthousenews.com.

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