Courthouse Reporter

Courthouse News Service, Chicago, Illinois

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Date Posted April 30, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,000 to $60,000


Courthouse News Service, a California-based legal news service, is seeking a reporter to cover civil court filings and proceedings in Cook County. A legal background is not required, but demonstrated interest and ability in journalism is necessary.  

The job will entail going to the Cook County courthouse (Daley Center) in downtown Chicago every weekday to review and summarize new civil filings. The reporter will also be expected to pitch and write legal news stories for the Chicagoland area. Competitive pay and benefits are offered for full-time work. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format, and attach 3-5 published clips, to Please include "Chicago" in the subject line. Local applicants only please.

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