Monday, June 1, 2009

Legal journalism job openings

If you're a lawyer looking for a career switch, or a journalist with an interest in the law, consider these opportunities:
  • BOSTON: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a Boston-based newspaper that covers legal news and court rulings in its region, seeks a reporter to cover the Massachusetts courts and legal community. E-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements to
  • NEW YORK CITY: Prospect News, which publishes daily and weekly newsletters for financial market professionals, seeks a bankruptcy court reporter. Position is based in New York City. "We’re looking for someone who can attend bankruptcy court hearings in New York, make calls on cases elsewhere in the U.S. and assist with coverage of court filings," the ad states. E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Courthouse News Service, a nationwide legal news service that law firms subscribe to, seeks a part-time reporter to cover civil courts of law in and around West Palm Beach, Florida. Job "offers competitive pay for 20-25 hours a week and some benefits are available," the ad states. E-mail a cover letter in the body of an email, and attach a resume and clips to
Location: United States

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newspaper reporter openings in California

Two entry-level journalism job openings in California:
  • The Turlock Journal, a twice-weekly newspaper located in California's San Joaquin Valley, seeks a full-time education reporter. "This position involves writing both education features and in-depth, analytical school board news stories," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Kristina Hacker at
  • The Daily Democrat, a 10,000-circulation located 15 minutes from Sacramento, seeks a full-time reporter. "The beat includes covering the city of Woodland, some court cases and whatever else we can throw your way," the ad states. "This position includes excellent benefits and opportunities for professional training and subsequent growth." E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jim Smith at

Location: California

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Courts reporter @ Colorado Springs Gazette

The Colorado Springs Gazette, a 95,000 circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a reporter to cover the court beat for online and print publications.

"Responsibilities include covering criminal and civil trials, explaining the justice system from traffic citations to defense strategies, live blogging during trials for Web site and assisting other reporters with expertise of legal documents and procedures," the ad states. Colorado resident preferred.

To apply, send application to Joel Millman, Public Affairs/Public Safety Team Editor, The Gazette, 30 S. Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903. Or e-mail No phone calls.

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Police reporter @ Aspen Times

The Aspen Times, a 12,000 daily newspaper located in the ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado, is seeking a reporter to cover police and courts.

"We're looking for a candidate with solid writing skills and a sharp eye for detail," the editor said. "Candidate also will be expected to do some general assignment, business and enterprise reporting."

Send resume with writing samples to

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