Overview

About the team: As part of ALM’s global newsroom, the business of law team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the largest law firms in the world. We’re focused on delivering breaking news, analysis and features that impact large and midsize firms’ business, such as mergers, staffing issues, geographic expansion, management and compensation. You’ll be writing for such notable publications as The Daily Business Review, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal and others.

ALM, publisher of the American Lawyer, the National Law Journal and other award-winning national, international and regional publications, seeks an experienced full-time reporter to cover law firms and the challenges and changes affecting the business of law in Florida and write primarily for the Daily Business Review in Miami.

We’re looking for someone who is ready to break news, deliver analysis and develop features on issues that impact law firms’ business, such as competition for talent, geographic expansion, management and compensation. The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, a great writer, and eager to be part of ALM’s digital-first global newsroom. The candidate must be capable of writing quick, breaking news stories, as well as deeper enterprise pieces. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the legal industry, although applications from journalists who have shown themselves to be a quick study in other areas of business reporting are welcome. Recent grads are also welcome.

Responsibilities

  • Produce breaking news stories on tight deadlines for readers in Florida and other major legal industry markets. As a baseline, our reporters are expected to average at least a story day and two enterprise stories a month.
  • Write authoritatively on business issues of critical interest to legal industry professionals.
  • Develop sources, establish and broaden a base of industry contacts.
  • Produce enterprise articles, including features and investigative pieces, while juggling daily news commitments.
  • Work well in a team environment with colleagues based around the world.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated reporting and writing skills, especially for a business audience.
  • Ability to write fast and be versatile handling multiple story ideas and assignments
  • Ability to develop ongoing source relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive, team-oriented mindset
  • Knowledge of business issues affecting the legal industry.
  • Capable of writing 1-2 stories a day and at least two enterprise stories a month.
  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Ideally, 2-3 years’ experience in a daily news environment. Some experience with legal or business journalism preferred, though recent grads are welcome.

Why you should join ALM...

  • Generous Benefit Plans for Medical, Vision & Dental Coverage
  • 401(K) Plan With Match
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days & Sick Days)
  • Summer Fridays - Early Office Closure
  • 10-12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care & Medical Expenses
  • Parental Leave
  • Career Development Learning & Training Opportunities
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability Coverage
  • Corporate Discounts Including Gym Memberships, Gift Certificates, Sporting Events, Movie Tickets
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Discover where your talent fits best at ALM…

At ALM, we’re reinventing the way professionals use information, news, data, marketing solutions and events to manage the business of business. That requires creativity, collaboration and innovation. Headquartered in New York City with 18 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. Join our team of talented ALMers working to create exceptional experience for our audiences and customers across the globe.

ALM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ALM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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