CLOSING DATE: November 27, 2013
Location: Glasgow but could be other UK or international location
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.
Out-Law.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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