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HuffPost Legal/Justice Reporter

Job ID: 11457
Job Views: 414
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Media Business Positions
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.07.2024

Job Description

HuffPost is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed, Inc. 

As part of our esteemed news organization, HuffPost is a leading source of award-winning news and commentary for the most diverse and connected generation ever— with reporting spanning across politics, lifestyle, entertainment and more. HuffPost believes in putting people before power and telling the stories that too often go unheard, from the voices that matter.

Business Area: Content
Job Category: HuffPost
Salary: $80,000.00- $95,000.00 USD 
Union Status: Union 
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the HuffPost and Writers Guild of America East.

BuzzFeed Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. We reserve the ability to adjust the final compensation for this role based on the final candidate's experience, skillset, certifications, and geography.

The Role

HuffPost is seeking a sharp, driven Legal/Justice Reporter to join our dynamic news team with a focus on the U.S. federal courts and the Justice Department. This is a full-time position, with a strong preference for candidates in the Washington, D.C. area and a second preference for the New York City area. Exceptional remote candidates will also be considered.

We are looking for a reporter who is passionate about legal and justice issues. This candidate should have either a deep, rich understanding of American federal courts (including their key figures and the legal issues contested within them) and experience writing about them, or should be well-sourced within the U.S. Department of Justice. The role’s time spent between these two institutions will depend on the reporter’s knowledge, sources and skills. This reporter must be able to quickly write clean, lively reported stories about key legal news, and will also be asked to write analytical pieces with sharp angles that clearly and unflinchingly lay out a story’s stakes.

You Will

  • Report on major news within the federal judiciary, including noteworthy circuit court and Supreme Court opinions, as well as high-profile oral arguments and news about influential judges
  • Stay on top of prominent filings involving high-profile federal prosecutions, with an emphasis on political cases
  • Cover the Justice Department as an institution – including potential infighting and political meddling
  • Write a combination of fast-paced news as well as sharp legal analysis
  • Doggedly pursue your beat through a broad lens, including potentially focusing on prominent state-level cases

Part of what makes BuzzFeed a pioneer in digital media is our commitment to exploring new ventures that lead to spreading truth and joy. As such, you may be asked to share your knowledge with your colleagues through presentations or trainings, to screen and interview job candidates, or to take part in recruitment or networking events on behalf of the company and be part of a union.

You Have

  • The ability to develop strong sourcing with the Department of Justice and federal law enforcement
  • Keen understanding of contested aspects of American law
  • The ability to write clearly about how court decisions affect real people
  • The ability to write both time-sensitive breaking news coverage as well as longer-form features and analysis
  • The skills and sources to break news on the beat

"If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at Requests received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response."

About BuzzFeed, Inc. 

BuzzFeed, Inc. is the world's leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news and entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, and original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News and HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

Life at BuzzFeed, Inc.

We celebrate inclusion and are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.

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