Reporter

Location
New York
Posted
Jul 17, 2009
Closes
Aug 16, 2009
Contact
Ms. Judi Lee
Duration
Full Time
Portfolio Media, Inc. is seeking several full-time reporters to cover breaking news about litigation, law and policy for our daily online newspaper. Reporters will cover a wide array of practices, including employment law, environmental law, intellectual property law and securities law, in industries such as energy, financial services, health-care, media and technology. On a typical day, reporters will file three stories, including updates on court cases and other news of interest to business lawyers. All candidates would be trained to cover legal topics, and no legal degree or experience is required. However, work experience as a reporter and strong reporting, writing and analytical abilities are required to succeed in this job.

Requirements:

Degree in Journalism (except for candidates with long-term reporting experience)
2+ years of paid, full time reporting experience (except for candidates with relevant graduate degrees)
Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
Available to start immediately

Preferences (one or more would be desirable):

Graduate degree
Experience in news reporting (AP Style)
Experience in covering legal and regulatory affairs
Experience in covering business news
Experience in meeting daily deadlines

Compensation and benefits:

$38,000 - $42,500 plus performance based (business/individual), discretionary bonus (commensurate with education and experience)
Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, 401(k) and other perks
Professional yet casual work environment conveniently located in NoHo, Manhattan

How to apply:

- Send cover letter (embedded in e-mail) with resume (attached in Word format) to
careers@portfoliomedia.com
- Your e-mail's subject line should read "Reporter"
- The cover letter is required and should state your salary requirements as well as your suitability for this specific position
- Qualified candidates will be asked to take an on-site writing and reporting test
- No phone calls please


How to apply:

- Send cover letter (embedded in e-mail) with resume (attached in Word format) to
careers@portfoliomedia.com
- Your e-mail's subject line should read "Reporter"
- The cover letter is required and should state your salary requirements as well as your suitability for this specific position
- Qualified candidates will be asked to take an on-site writing and reporting test
- No phone calls please