ABOUT THE TEAM: As part of ALM's global newsroom, the litigation team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the most important cases and legal trends in federal and state courts. We put a premium on reporting on trends, problems and anomalies, while also tracking the key lawyers, judges and other players shaping the litigation landscape. It's about covering trials, what wins them, what loses them, where things will go next for lawyers and their clients, and what's going on in the courts.
ALM, publisher of the New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and other award-winning national, international and regional publications, seeks an experienced full-time reporter to cover litigation in New York state.
We're looking for someone who is ready to break news, deliver analysis and develop quick enterprise treatments and long-form features on news events, cases and issues of interest to litigators in New York, as well as legal professionals and other interested readers nationally and internationally.
This position will focus on covering the federal court for the Eastern District of New York, based in Brooklyn and covering all of Long Island, as well as New York state courts based in all five boroughs of the city and suburban counties like Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk. The person in this position will focus first on civil law, from the city's class-action and mass tort bar, to products liability, medical malpractice and employment law. They will maintain a sharp focus also on judicial selection for the Eastern District federal court and all of the state courts in the region. There will be opportunities also to cover law enforcement agencies such as the Eastern District U.S. Attorney and the district attorneys in the region, along with getting to know the go-to criminal defense lawyers.
The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, a great writer, familiar with the legal industry and eager to be part of ALM's digital-first global newsroom. The reporter will also have the opportunity to contribute to new digital news products, such as newsletters, podcasts and video.
The litigation reporter will be based in ALM's Midtown office, but will be expected to do face-to-face reporting in the courthouses and law offices of the region, under the direction of one of the Litigation Desk editors.
Produce breaking news stories on rolling deadlines for readers in New York and other major legal industry markets.
Write authoritatively on litigation issues of critical interest to legal industry professionals.
Develop sources, establish and broaden a base of contacts.
Produce enterprise articles, including features and investigative pieces, while juggling daily news commitments.
Work well in a team environment with colleagues in New York and around the world.
Must be able to write clearly, concisely, engagingly and authoritativelyand 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 capable of writing 2-3 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.
Ideally, 2-3 years' experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is preferred, though recent grads are welcome
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