Job Vacancy: Junior Reporter

We have a great opportunity for a junior reporter on The Lawyer magazines market-leading sister magazine and website for law students and trainee lawyers, Lawyer 2B.


Job Title: Junior Reporter
Department: Lawyer 2B
Reporting to: Husnara Begum, editor, Lawyer 2B

Job Profile:

We have a great opportunity for a junior reporter on Lawyer 2B, The Lawyer magazines market-leading sister magazine and website for law students and trainee lawyers.

You will be required to write both news and features to deadline, and should have experience writing both. Ideally this will be on a professional basis, though we would also be interested in work you have undertaken for student publications. You will also get the chance to write breaking news and blogs for the website, www.lawyer2b.com

You will also be required to act as an ambassador for Lawyer 2B at university events, conference and law firm parties, and will have the opportunity to develop a reputation of your own as a name in the sector.

Key Tasks:
Write news, features, columns and blogs on a weekly and daily basis for the magazine and website
Act as an ambassador for Lawyer 2B within the legal sector and develop relationships law firm graduate recruitment teams, law school bosses, careers advisors and student law societies
Contribute to a weekly email newsletter
Update the website with news, features and analyses
Attend and help organise the Lawyer 2B sixth form careers day
Commission articles from student and industry sources, and edit these into readable copy appropriate for the magazine and website

Skills, Knowledge, Experience:
An interest in the legal industry is essential. Requires an enterprising team player with a can-do and independent attitude
- applicants should be comfortable managing multiple tasks simultaneously, sometimes working closely with colleagues, at other times with little supervision. Journalism experience preferred, but training will also be given. Legal training and/or experience helpful but not essential.
Opportunities
Chance to develop your skills as both a news and a feature writer simultaneously.
Unique opportunity to build a personal reputation as a commentator at an early stage in your journalistic career.
Opportunity to develop knowledge of a lively, fast-paced and often glamorous sector, at that sectors market-leading title
Freedom to develop your own contacts – often over lunch or at drinks receptions with representatives of top City law firms and law schools.

Salary: DOE
Contact: Husnara Begum, editor, Lawyer 2B (husnara.begum@lawyer2b.com)