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National Law Journal seeks litigation reporter

April 3, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

National Law JournalYou’d be covering the federal judiciary, Justice Department, and high-stakes court battles in Washington in a digital-first newsroom, primarily for the National Law Journal, as well as other ALM brands under, including The American Lawyer and The New York Law Journal.

We need someone 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 national audience, and we are looking for an individual who is equipped to break news, write sophisticated analysis and have a voice on social media.


  • Must be able to write clearly, 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 able to write 1-2 stories a day and at least two enterprise stories a month
  • 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.
  • At least three years experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is preferred, though new journalists may apply.

To apply, go here.

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