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Reuters seeks a legal data reporter

June 14, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

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.

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