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News Reporter, Global Arbitration Review

Zoek Pin Farringdon, Greater London, England

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 2 days ago

Salary: Competitive, DoE

Job Summary

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) is
the world’s leading resource for practitioners of international arbitration – a
method of dispute resolution that is used to settle some of the world’s most
important cross-border commercial conflicts. We provide news, analysis, debate
and specialist guides about an area of law that is underreported and often
poorly understood by the popular press.

Law Business Research is committed
to supporting a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, where we can all be
ourselves and succeed. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

GAR reports on claims brought by
investors against foreign governments, big-ticket commercial disputes between
multinationals, and politically sensitive state-to-state disputes such as
boundary conflicts. These cases take place outside national courts and often
out of the public eye. We also report on the community of practitioners and
arbitrators who handle these cases, tracking their professional moves.

We are looking for a News Reporter
to join our experienced and close-knit team. This is an exciting opportunity to
develop your journalism skills within an international organisation working on
a global scale.

What would you be doing?

We are looking for intellectually
curious individuals who can research and write news and other content to a high
degree of accuracy. Relying on legal documents, regulatory filings and access
to the best sources in the field, you will craft news stories in a style and
tone that cuts through jargon and spin to deliver a satisfying read to an
expert audience.

You will mainly be writing news
stories to daily deadlines but will also be expected to assist on larger
research projects and other signature annual surveys, all under the direction
of the editor.

You will need to be highly
literate and able to absorb complex legal decisions, find the news angle within
them, and turn them into readable stories at short notice. You will also need
to network with professional contacts and cultivate sources so as to obtain
reliable information on under-the-radar and otherwise confidential disputes.

A background in law or
professional writing experience is preferred. There will be opportunities for
worldwide travel to report on events, including our own acclaimed conferences.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum of a 2:1
    degree
  • Postgraduate law or journalism
    degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in
    journalism or a related endeavour
  • An international
    outlook
  • Knowledge of international
    business, particularly cross-border disputes or disputes-prone
    industries
  • Experience writing for lawyers or
    about court matters (ideally)
  • Some knowledge of arbitration
    (preferred but not essential)
  • Excellent communication skills,
    both written and verbal
  • Natural curiosity
  • Strong writing skills
  • Willingness to learn

In return we can offer you a
rewarding career with personal and professional development in addition to a
competitive salary with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Gym membership
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension

To apply, please send your CV,
cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this role and writing samples
via the APPLY button below. We look forward to receiving your application.

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