Trainee News Reporter

Job description

Global Investigations Review is looking for a reporter/trainee reporter with a passion for news to join its growing editorial team in Washington D.C. Reporters will be asked to research, report and write breaking news, analysis, features and surveys that will appear online and in a magazine and to assist with other projects as needed. Reporters will be asked to rely on court documents, data, regulatory filings and source interviews to craft analytical and timely news stories for a deeply sophisticated audience, written in a style and tone that cuts through jargon and spin to deliver accessible prose. Our readership are experts in their area of legal practice, therefore our journalists are required to provide leading edge insight and analysis to this expert readership.

Global Investigations Review (GIR) is the world’s leading news source for cross-border government investigations and internal investigations, covering corruption, fraud, sanctions and other white-collar crime.

Global Investigations Review is part of LBR, an established news service and publishing house based in London, UK providing news, analysis and research tools for the global legal community. The company employs approximately 180 employees across five news and awareness brands, as well as other research and analysis publications.

Accountabilities

Providing leading edge insight and analysis to our expert readership on a number of business law areas.
Producing accurate and timely news content on a daily and regular basis
Contributing to larger research projects and producing interviews and features under the direction of the editor
Working collaboratively as part of an editorial team to meet regular deadlines
Performance Measures

Able to produce daily news reports on time and to a high standard of writing
Able to meet daily requirements of news reporting while providing input on longer term projects
Demonstrates a team-oriented and collaborative outlook in the newsroom, with a willingness to take on a range of tasks
Able to understand and prioritise news leads, as well as sourcing new

Requirements

Relevant 2:1 minimum degree from a leading university

Postgraduate law or journalism degree is desirable
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Interest in business and legal reporting
Able to provide a deep analysis and insight for our readership, with ability to find original angles in stories
An international outlook
Legal knowledge is advantageous


To apply please send your CV, cover letter, and writing samples