News Assistant

Employer
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Salary and Benefits
Posted
Nov 22, 2016
Closes
Dec 22, 2016
Sector
News, Newswires
Discipline
Editorial
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

News Assistants will assist with the production of our legal newswire; Law360. News Assistants report to our Assistant Managing Editors. Duties include; researching and pitching story ideas, corresponding with readers and sources, maintaining conference and event calendars, assisting reporters with advisory board meetings and background research.

News Assistants may be given opportunities to write for the newswire.

This is the perfect opportunity for a recent college-grad looking to begin a career in reporting. Law360 offers a professional, yet casual and flexible, environment for you to develop story ideas, enhance research skills, and sharpen your reporting abilities.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
Demonstrated research and writing skills
Strong organizational skills
Interest in pursuing a career in journalism

Preferences:
Media or publishing industry experience
Research experience

Law360 offers extensive training on legal topics. Business or legal reporting experience is not required. However, professional reporting experience and strong writing and analytical skills are required to succeed in this job. Please note: qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.

Law360, a LexisNexis company, is an online newswire for business lawyers that covers major litigation, transactions and regulatory issues. Founded in 2004 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2012, Law360 is a cutting-edge organization and one of the fastest-growing subscription news services in the U.S. Our subscribers include the 100 largest law firms in the U.S., in-house counsel at major corporations, and government agencies.

Law360 offices are located in Chelsea, NYC. We offer a casual and flexible work environment, comprehensive benefits (including; medical, dental, generous paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and a pre-tax commuter program), and competitive salary with bonus eligibility.

Portfolio Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.