Legal Reporter (Level 1 Journalist Temporary)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media

Job Description

Legal Reporter (Level 1 Journalist – Temporary)

Reuters is seeking a Legal Reporter to hit the ground running and cover a wide range of legal news, from the business of law, its personalities and practitioners to a range of practice areas. The ideal candidate will write about high-profile court filings and rulings on a daily basis and will also be expected to proactively identify broader trends and bellwethercases as they develop. This journalist must be able to report deeply and write quickly with insight for a targeted readership of legal professionals. The reporter will use online legal research tools, must have curiosity to delve into the world of white shoe and plaintiffs’ lawyers, lobbyists and special interest groups. A minimum of two years of experience as a journalist is required.

Are you an ambitious Legal Reporter that thrives on opportunities to deepen expertise in a rich subject area? It will primarily involve writing for the online news platform of Thomson Reuters’ flagship legal platform Westlaw. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in legal news and in being part of a high-profile enterprise that is of strategic importance to the company. 

This job provides flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S. – the work will not be performed in one of our offices.

In a cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the role and how you think you can contribute.

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. 


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 .

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