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Legal Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

Post Date:Mar 16, 2022Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:JREQ156038
Job Description:

Reuters is seeking a Legal Reporter to hit the ground running covering litigation in courts across the U.S. The Legal Reporter will have the instincts and sources to deliver distinctive coverage of high-stakes court cases, emerging trends in litigation and other news of interest to legal professionals, as well as a wider audience.


About the Role

As a Legal Reporter on Reuters’ growing legal news team, you will:

  • Write about high-profile court filings, rulings, and hearings daily and identify broader trends and bellwether cases as they develop
  • Have a deep understanding of the field, established sources and an ability to write quickly and accurately with valuable insight for legal professionals, as well as a wider audience
  • Stay on top of spot news and be continually pitching deeper dives and enterprise pieces
  • Demonstrate beat expertise and dominance
  • Collaborate with our data and video teams to develop initiative and multimedia stories
  • Work seamlessly with Reuters teammates


About You

You’re a fit for the role of Legal Reporter if you have:

  • An ambition to break news, a commitment to accuracy and a keen attention to detail
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a journalist
  • Previous experience covering courts and/or demonstrated ability to understand legal issues and report and write about them clearly
  • California, New York or Washington, D.C. area is preferred; location may be flexible for the right candidate


What’s in it For You

At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities

Learning & Development: we have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our employees

Benefits: we offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits

Perks:  Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories


PLEASE NOTE - This position is incorrectly listed as being in the EIC job family


About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.


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Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.


We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.




As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.


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