Overview

ABOUT THE TEAM: As part of ALM’s global newsroom, the litigation team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the most important cases and legal trends in federal and state courts. We put a premium on reporting on trends, problems and anomalies, while also tracking the key lawyers, judges and other players shaping the litigation landscape. It’s about covering trials, what wins them, what loses them, where things will go next for lawyers and their clients, and what’s going on in the courts.

ALM, publisher of the New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and other award-winning national, international and regional publications, seeks an experienced full-time reporter to cover litigation in Delaware, particularly high stakes business litigation in Delaware’s Chancery Court.

We’re looking for someone who is ready to break news, deliver analysis and develop quick enterprise treatments and long-form features on news events, cases and issues of interest to litigators in Delaware and New York, as well as legal professionals and other interested readers nationally and internationally.

ALM's Delaware litigation reporter will provide content primarily for the Delaware Business Court Insider e-newsletter and the Delaware Law Weekly newspaper, but they are also the Global Newsroom's main content generator for the courts that interpret corporate law in the state where most of the Fortune 500 is incorporated.

The Delaware litigation reporter will prioritize reporting on the inner workings of the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Chancery Court, the two key courts settling disputes on corporate governance and finance, as well as the federal court for the District of Delaware, which maintains an active caseload in corporate bankruptcy and intellectual property. 

The reporter will also report on the Delaware State Legislature when it considers updates to the corporation law, and the Delaware State Bar Association when it recommends changes. Judicial appointments by the governor to the key courts will also be emphasized.

The Delaware litigation reporter will also be expected to write stories on topics of more general interest to Delaware lawyers, such as verdicts, awards and settlements and civil procedure.

The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, a great writer, familiar with the legal industry and eager to be part of ALM’s digital-first global newsroom. The reporter will also have the opportunity to contribute to new digital news products, such as newsletters, podcasts and video.

The litigation reporter will be based in ALM’s Philadelphia office, but will be expected to do face-to-face reporting in the courthouses and law offices in Delaware, under the direction of one of the Litigation Desk editors.

Responsibilities

  • Produce breaking news stories on rolling deadlines for readers in Delaware and other major legal industry markets.
  • Write authoritatively on litigation issues of critical interest to legal industry professionals.
  • Develop sources, establish and broaden a base of contacts.
  • Produce enterprise articles, including features and investigative pieces, while juggling daily news commitments.
  • Work well in a team environment with colleagues in Philadelphia and around the world.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to write clearly, concisely, engagingly and authoritatively—and on a deadline.
  • Must be able to establish and nurture relationships with lawyers, judges and lawmakers.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to juggle a stream of daily stories on tight deadlines with features and analysis.
  • Must be able to capable of writing 2-3 stories a day and at least two enterprise stories a month
  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must have good communication and time management skills and be a team player good at collaboration
  • Must be creative, curious and enthusiastic about using social platforms, video, interactive data, and other digital tools to enhance reporting and connect with readers.
  • Ideally, 1-2 years’ experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is 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.

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