Courthouse News Service, a California-based legal news wire service, is seeking a reporter to cover civil court filings in Brooklyn. A legal background is not required, but demonstrated interest and ability in writing or journalism is necessary. The job will entail visiting the state and federal court clerk’s offices in downtown Brooklyn every weekday afternoon to review and summarize new civil filings. Competitive pay is offered for about 30 hours per week, and some benefits are available. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format, and attach 3-5 writing samples, to newjob6 (at) courthousenews (dot) com. Please include “Brooklyn” in the subject line.