The Daily Record of Maryland is seeking a reporter to cover the business of law. The business of law, encompassing legal education, is one of the paper’s essential beats. It involves trends in legal practice and issues facing firms of all sizes, from solo practitioners to large offices with a national reach, as well as trends in legal education at a time of significant change in the marketplace. The beat also entails some coverage of civil and criminal litigation, particularly as it pertains to cases with important social and legal implications.
Past reporting on legal issues and a background in the law are pluses. Familiarity with mobile journalism, the use of databases and social media also is important. Candidates should love to break news online and to expand and polish those stories for print.
The Daily Record, based in downtown Baltimore, has covered the business and legal affairs of Maryland for more than 131 years. We strive to thoughtfully assess the myriad, important ways that the practice of law shapes the culture and society of Maryland. If you’re interested in a fast-paced news environment and the opportunity to shape coverage for an intelligent, influential audience, this is your job.