Legal Data Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Media



Job Description

Legal Data Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

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
  • About Reuters

    Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time.

    Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

    We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 

    Accessibility 

    As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

    We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

    More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on .



    Locations
    Boston-Massachusetts-United States of America;New York-New York-United States of America;San Francisco-California-United States of America;Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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