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WSJ looking for legal reporter

November 4, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Joanna Chung, the law bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent the following announcement to the staff on Friday afternoon:

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Bureau is looking for a National Legal Correspondent to take on the country’s biggest legal news and trends. The successful candidate will be an experienced reporter with the ability to write with flair about everything from the gay marriage debate to battles over intellectual property, from profiles of colorful legal characters to late-breaking deadline news.

The beat is fast-paced and high-profile, with stories regularly appearing on the front page. It is also broad, with no shortage of juicy tales of conflict and openings into the realms of technology, privacy and politics. While there is a heavy news flow, this is primarily an enterprise beat, with expectations the reporter will set the agenda for national legal coverage.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop deep sources and produce scoops as well as ferret out surprising features. The job also requires an ability to work closely with others, including members of the Law Bureau, as well as reporters at other bureaus across the country. Candidates should be self-starters with at least three years of reporting experience in daily journalism. Prior experience in legal reporting isn’t a must, but a passion for the law and an eagerness to learn are essential.

If you’re interested, please contact Joanna Chung, Law Bureau Chief.

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