Sr. Reporter - Business of Law

Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, Virginia

Date PostedMarch 06, 2019
IndustryOther
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.bna.com/career
Description:

Bloomberg Law is seeking a senior reporter to cover the business of law and the legal industry. Focus will be on the most well-known and prestigious lawyers and law firms from around the world, with an emphasis on breaking news, cultivating relationships with key players, and reporting on emerging trends and technologies. Experience reporting on the legal or financial markets is a plus, but a desire to own this complex beat is the real differentiator. Via the Bloomberg Law platform, offices in DC and NYC, and the Big Law Business website, we have a direct line to Big Law firms and attorneys, in-house counsel at some of the world’s largest corporations, and groundbreaking legal technology companies. Join the team and craft stories exploring how the legal world is evolving, who’s on top, and what it takes to get (or stay) there.

Job Description:

  • Mastery of reporting and writing skills required to product news stories and features with minimal editing under deadline.
  • Mastery of journalism principles and techniques.
  • Proven ability to develop and cover a beat, including developing sources, developing story ideas, and conducting interviews.
  • Knowledge in depth of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes.
  • Ability to attend outside meetings, hearings, news events, etc., and to report on them clearly and accurately for deadline.
  • Ability to serve as subject area expert and resource for others covering same or related beat(s).
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to use BBNA publishing tools and other technology effectively with BBNA training.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree with coursework in English or journalism preferred.

    Experience:

    A minimum of 4 years’ experience in journalism, including at least one year reporting on subject areas covered by assigned publications.

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