Staff Writer

Posted On: February 25, 2011

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Thomson Reuters

Company Description

Thomson Reuters Professional News Center is responsible for providing world-class news and analysis
tailored to the needs of customers of Thomson Reuters' Legal, Tax & Accounting, and Healthcare &
Science businesses. These businesses provide leading research-related services, analytics, and
workflow software to millions of professionals world-wide.

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and
professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique
synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decisionmakers
with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. Through its more
than 50,000 people across 93 countries, Thomson Reuters delivers this must-have insight to the
financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, and is powered by the
world's most trusted news organization. More information about Thomson Reuters and its financial
performance can be found on

Job Description

We seek an accomplished journalist/writer to provide timely, smartly written analyses and summaries
of the most important legal news stories of the day, from court rulings and government enforcement
actions to high-profile litigation. The successful candidate must have excellent news judgment,
familiarity and deep interest in legal subjects, and the ability to write about often-complex issues in a
clear, concise, and sophisticated manner.
This is not an entry-level position. To be considered, you must provide a writing sample, preferably
with a legally analytical, but conversational tone, with your application. Please also provide a cover
letter with your salary expectations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 Provide smart, compelling summaries and analyses of important and interesting legal news
 Add voice, context, and analytical insight to breaking news stories.
 Work with editors to determine the range and scope of coverage areas and the frequency and
means of delivery.

 Bachelor's degree required.
 Training in law or legal journalism strongly preferred.
 At least three years prior experience writing about law or related topics.
 Experience with aggregation, legal blogging or other conversationally analytical writing a plus.
 Ability to comprehend and write smartly about a range of topics of interest to the legal
 Familiarity with web-based publishing platforms and multi-media preferred.
 Demonstrated ability to meet challenging deadlines.
 Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted via email only. Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Please write Staff Writer Application in the subject line.