Reuters is looking for a Legal Data Reporter with a keen interest in producing ambitious, original, high-impact stories about the law.
The Legal Data Reporter will join a team of expert legal journalists producing content for the online news platform of Thomson Reuters’ flagship legal platform Westlaw. The reporter will also work closely with Reuters’ award-winning data journalism team.
Candidates must have intermediate or advanced data analysis skills and a track record of bold beat and enterprise reporting. We want a reporter passionate about numbers, who can use data to produce both quick-turn stories that illuminate the issues behind the news of the day and to uncover trends in litigation and the legal business.
You must enjoy collaboration and have a sixth-sense for finding stories that matter. In this role, you would mentor other reporters still learning the technical and analytical skills required to produce accurate data-driven stories. And you would evangelize, to open reporters’ and editors’ eyes to opportunities to elevate stories with data.
This job provides flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S. – the work does not need to be performed in one of our offices.
You are an ideal candidate if you have:
- At least five years’ experience as a data journalist
- A portfolio of revelatory, data-driven stories
- A proven track record as a collaborator, one reporters and editors come to again and again because they know you’ll make the story better
- Skill at teaching newbies and at “working the room.” You know how to spot numerate people with aptitude for data journalism and to nurture that aptitude to fruition
- Experience reeling in data and familiarity with international public records laws
- A history of regularly learning new skills and an aptitude in SQL, statistics and at least one programming language
- Familiarity with legal research tools, including Pacer and Westlaw, would be welcome
To apply, go here.