International journalist – Pinsent Masons

CLOSING DATE: November 27, 2013

Location: Glasgow but could be other UK or international location

Competitive salary


Pinsent Masons are an international law firm committed to delivering legal solutions from a sector perspective offering clients a wide range of commercial legal advice and support both nationally and internationally. is the firm’s award-winning legal news service, providing daily news updates about business law and publishing over 500 plain English legal guides.


* Degree qualified or equivalent; and

* The ability to speak French and German would be a major advantage as some translation work may be required.


* Experience, ideally of three years or more, working on a national newspaper, preferably on the business desk; and

* Experience of editorial management (desk, section, supplement or page editor).


The primary purpose of this position is to provide journalism services for Out-Law, writing news and opinion pieces on non-UK issues. You will be required to provide news stories and opinion pieces for Out-Law on issues affecting business in the international regions where Pinsent Masons is active (currently the Gulf, Asia Pacific, France, Germany, Turkey, Africa). Your responsibilities will include:

* Monitoring the legal news developments in all the relevant regions;

* Working closely with lawyers, BD and other teams in these locations to identify which stories matter to the business there;

* Producing accurate, timely stories;

* Undertaking limited management responsibilities;

* Making sure that coverage is of geographical and business areas relevant to the firm;

* Liaising with international offices to ensure an understanding of and compliance with our editorial policy;

* Seeking appropriate lawyer comment on stories;

* Liaising with international offices to have stories checked appropriately; and

* The ability to do some translation from French or German into English.


* An accurate reporter;

* A good judge of what is and what is not a story;

* A proven and able manager of people;

* Able to quickly understand complex stories and how they interact with each other and the law;

* Able to communicate complex and sometimes jargon-heavy material in clear English;

* Flexible and able to use own initiative;

* Able to work in a team environment with non-journalist colleagues; and

* Exhibits approach and behaviours consistent with the firm’s core values of ‘open and approachable’, ‘ambition and excellence’ and ‘respect and co-operation’.

If you wish to be considered for this superb opportunity, please email You must be eligible to work in the UK.

People/Skills that would be suitable for this role include: International journalist, Law, French-speaking, German-speaking, and editorial.

Contact: Gerry Robinson