Media Job: Business journalist:, Pinsent Masons

CLOSING DATE: October 21, 2014

Purpose of the role:

To provide journalism services for, writing news and opinion pieces on non-UK issues.

Main duties and responsibilities:

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). Coverage to be co-ordinated with the Out-Law editor.


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

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

* produce accurate, timely stories; and

* undertake limited management responsibilities.


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

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

* seek appropriate lawyer comment on stories;

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

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

Person specification


* Degree qualified or equivalent;

Relevant experience:

* 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).

Key skills:

* Fast, accurate reporting skills;

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

* Management skills;

* Good time management and organisational skills with acute attention to detail; and

* International current affairs awareness an advantage.

Personal qualities/behaviours:

* 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’.

Closing date for applications: October 21. Email

This advert was first posted on on September 30 2014.