In-house and Business of Law Desk Editor/Reporter

Anywhere, Other

Date Posted June 09, 2021
Industry Trade Publications
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


What you’ll do: You’ll be tasked with overseeing a group of reporters within our Business of Law team covering general counsel and in-house legal departments both in America and abroad for ALM’s publications, including Corporate Counsel,, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Recorder, and more. You’ll be overseeing a group of reporters focused especially on legal operations, innovations, technology, strategy and trends. How are GC’s advising their clients? How are in-house legal operations changing and innovating and responding to outside forces? What are the challenges GCs face, and how do they confront them? These are the types of questions the desk is constantly asking.  In addition to editing a mix of quick daily stories, as well as longer enterprise stories for both the web and print, this position is expected to write a few stories a week and be the primer writer for a weekly newsletter focused on legal operations. These are the primary coverage areas for the desk:

About the Job: You will work with the reporters to execute a healthy mix of daily stories, short-term enterprise, and longer-term enterprise and investigative reporting. Our general expectations are that reporters will average at least a story a day and one enterprise story a week, though better reporters routinely exceed that. You will work closely with the brand editor for Corporate Counsel magazine to execute in print feature articles and projects, as well as other brand editors, and also work with the editors overseeing the other theme desks in aggressively pursuing important stories and working collaboratively on bigger investigative and enterprise projects. You’ll need to be able to quickly assess news, the needs of the various brands, as well as talk through stories with reporters and coach them.

About the Team: As part of ALM’s Business of Law desk, the in-house desk team at ALM is in charge of covering one of the most interesting and important beats for the future of the legal industry: corporate law departments and the general counsel who run them. Reporters on the desk have the opportunity to delve into some of the big business and legal issues affecting these attorneys today. We are a collegial and enthusiastic group of reporters spread across the country, and we are determined to find out what makes in-house lawyers tick. Reporters on the desk write both web stories and feature-length content for Corporate Counsel, ALM's magazine for in-house legal.



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