Legal Reporter, E&E News

Army Recruiting Arlington, VA, 2300, North Pershing Drive, Lyon Park, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, 22201, United States

Full Job Description

E&E News is hiring a legal reporter who can take a creative approach to covering the growing field of climate law. The ideal candidate is a talented writer who can compose clear and compelling stories about complex legal issues without relying on jargon. You should be highly organized and able to juggle breaking news and enterprise stories on high-profile courtroom battles. Be ready to travel; we expect this reporter to know the people and places they write about.


The right candidate can handle quick turnaround pieces on arguments and motions in courtrooms across the country while also working on big-picture stories that identify trends in the burgeoning field of climate law. You will be responsible for tracking judicial nominations and are expected to dive into PACER and emerge with compelling story ideas. Your job is to explain what’s happening inside and outside the courtroom in a way that will resonate with all readers, not just lawyers.

The reporter will be on the legal team and contribute to Climatewire and other publications at E&E News.

About E&E News:

Working from a newsroom near the Capitol and from bureaus across the country, our 70 reporters and editors present intensive coverage of energy and the environment in five daily, password-protected online publications. Our readers pay a lot for comprehensive coverage and we deliver it in smart newspaper-style prose. We pride ourselves on providing information our readers can take to the bank along with features that entertain and enlighten. You can learn more here:

We offer medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits, a 401(K) match program, paid vacation and paid family leave. Our company values creativity, curiosity, hard work, and work-life balance. Team members work from home and the Hill, travel far and wide and improve their skills with in-office training.

E&E News is committed to increasing our staff diversity and encourages applicants that would help further that goal. Individuals seeking employment at E&E News are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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