Litigation Reporter, Florida


Miami, Florida

Date Posted March 28, 2024
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Telecommute
Job Status Full-time


Join us for a bright future…Discover where your talent fits best at ALM!

Our network of more than 450+ employees globally is united by a shared understanding that the work we do makes a direct impact on the success of our customers and audiences. Our collaborative environment provides a vast amount of opportunities for career development. Our goal is to hire industry’s top talent, offer growth opportunities and provide a fulfilling working environment.

Here at ALM, we are a customer-focused and market-driven company dedicated to the success of the customers we serve with our information products and marketing services and events.  Across ALM, our teams deliver premium content to professionals in the legal, finance, real estate and insurance industries.

We promote and value innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.  We believe that integrity must be at the heart of everything we do.  We foster an environment of trust and teamwork and believe that employee empowerment drives our progress and success as a business.  We insist on quality and continuous improvement in all that we do.  We have a winning attitude and seek to celebrate all of our successes … big and small.

ALM, publisher of The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, The Daily Business Review and other publications, is looking to hire a South Florida-based Litigation Reporter who loves talking to sources, knows how to mine a beat for scoops and can find insights in legal stories that are often well covered by mainstream news outlets.  

This is a high-profile assignment for a reporter who wants to write for a state and national audience. We are looking for an individual who is equipped to break news covering state and federal litigation, deliver analysis and quick enterprise treatments, as well as long-form features on issues and trends in Florida and beyond. We are looking for an individual who is equipped to break news, write sophisticated analysis and have a voice on social media. Good communication, time-management skills, curiosity and enthusiasm are essential. 

ABOUT THE TEAM:  As part of ALM’s global newsroom, the litigation team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the most important cases and legal trends in federal and state courts. We put a premium on reporting on trends, problems and anomalies, while also tracking the key lawyers, judges and other players shaping the litigation landscape. It’s about covering trials, what wins them, what loses them, where things will go next for lawyers and their clients, and what’s going on in the courts. 


  • You’ll be covering state and federal courts in Florida as needed, with particular emphasis on the state Supreme Court and federal appellate courts.
  • You’ll be covering important court decisions, monitoring filings to identify key suits, analyzing litigation and rulings to point out the key takeaways for readers, looking for trends, and undertaking investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • You will make connections and draw comparisons between your local and regional reporting and those of colleagues across ALM’s global newsroom, to spot national trend stories and projects that might appear in multiple publications.
  • Your audience will be highly sophisticated Florida attorneys and judges, as well as others working in the law sector across the nation.
  • You’ll produce breaking news stories on tight deadlines for readers of the Daily Business Review and other publications in major legal industry markets. You will also produce enterprise articles, including features and investigative pieces, while juggling daily news commitments. As a baseline, our reporters are expected to average at least a story a day and one enterprise story a week. Most exceed that.
  • You will write authoritatively on litigation issues of critical interest to legal industry professionals.
  • You will work well in a team environment with colleagues based around the world.


  • Must be able to write clearly, concisely, engagingly and authoritatively—and on a deadline.
  • Must be able to establish and nurture relationships with lawyers, judges and lawmakers.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to juggle a stream of daily stories on tight deadlines with features and analysis.
  • Must be capable of writing 2-3 stories a day and an average at least one quick-turnaround enterprise story a week.
  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must have good communication and time management skills and be a team player good at collaboration
  • Must be creative, curious and enthusiastic about using social platforms, video, interactive data, and other digital tools to enhance reporting and connect with readers.
  • Ideally, 2-3 years’ experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is preferred, though recent grads are welcome.

Why you should join ALM...

  • Generous Benefit Plans for Medical, Vision & Dental Coverage
  • 401(K) Plan With Match
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days & Sick Days)
  • Summer Fridays - Early Office Closure
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care & Medical Expenses
  • Parental Leave
  • Career Development Learning & Training Opportunities
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability Coverage
  • Flexible Work Schedules

ALM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ALM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.