Reporter, LA Courts

Location
Los Angeles
Posted
Oct 02, 2012
Closes
Nov 01, 2012
Contact
Ms. Lynn Starace
Duration
Full Time
Portfolio Media, Inc. is seeking a reporter to cover developments in the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for our online daily business newswire. The Los Angeles court reporter will be responsible for retrieving new lawsuits, scanning complaints, keeping track of court events, communicating with editors about which events to attend, and filing 2-3 news stories per day on new lawsuits or court events. Candidate will be trained to cover legal topics, and no legal degree or experience is required. However, work experience as a reporter and strong reporting, writing, communication 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
Valid driver's license



Preferences (one or more would be desirable):

Graduate degree
Experience in court reporting
Experience in covering legal and regulatory affairs
Experience in covering business news
Experience in meeting daily deadlines