Reporter

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 29, 2010
Closes
May 29, 2010
Contact
Ms. Judi Lee
Category
Digital Media
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 news service. 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
2+ years of paid, full time reporting experience or relevant graduate degrees
Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
Must be able to start at least three weeks from acceptance date

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

What We Offer

Base: 38,000 - 42,000 (commensurate with education and experience)
Bonus: eligible for discretionary performance based bonus
Medical and dental coverage; zero salary deductions for single coverage; family coverage also available
401(K) retirement plan with employer match for contributions
17 paid days off per year, plus most federal holidays
Other perks like lunch on Fridays, commuter programs and casual dress code
Professional yet casual work environment conveniently located in Union Square

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-M"
The cover letter is required and should reflect your suitability for this specific position
Qualified candidates will be asked to take an on-site writing and reporting test
No special scheduling or relocation considerations will be given to candidates outside the metropolitan area
No phone calls please

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