National Legal Affairs Reporter
Company: The Wall Street Journal
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019
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AmericasFull timeJob_Req_19072The Wall Street Journal is looking
for an experienced reporter to cover law and legal affairs
throughout the U.S.
The position, based in New York, affords wide latitude for
reporters both to go broad?and deep?on a variety of topics.
Previous coverage areas for this job have included intellectual
property; the federal and state judiciaries; the death penalty and
criminal justice; guns and gun litigation; familiy law (divorce,
marriage, reproductive rights); and U.S. constitutional law.
The reporter for this high-profile assignment needs to love big,
fast-breaking news stories, as well as deeply reported narratives
and enterprise journalism. The ideal candidate will have an
interest and keen ability to identify legal topics of national
importance and write about them with authority and clarity.
The ideal candidate will be expected to break news on a regular
basis, and, as importantly, drive enterprise stories on the most
essential legal topics, especially those having an outsize impact
on individuals and institutions throughout the U.S.
The job consistently intersects with topics and coverage areas
throughout the newsroom, from politics to sports, financial
regulation to the First Amendment, corruption to civil litigation.
The reporter should be an eager collaborator; she or he will
frequently be called upon to work with colleagues and bureaus from
across coverage areas at the Journal.
A law degree is not required, nor is any previous legal-reporting
experience. But the ideal candidate should know the basics of how
the legal and court systems operate, and be able to quickly get up
to speed on any legal topic, as required.
Reporters should be very digitally-minded and smart in thinking
about how to ride a news story online. At least five years of
reporting experience is preferred.Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
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