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Imagine working downtown Seattle for the largest professional blog network in  the world.

No getting latte’s and making copies here. You’ll be researching legal stories, reporting news, and producing features. You’ll immediately be connected to some of the most influential lawyers in the country for the stories you’ll be working on.

No promises, but five LexBlog interns worked themselves into full time positions on our team.

We’re looking for someone who is ambitious, funny, smart, persistent, and consumes a lot of media, socially. You’re comfortable building your own brand and audience. You love social media in all forms, especially as a means to build relationships and a word of mouth reputation. And you have an insatiable desire to learn.

Position Summary

You will combine traditional reporting, curation and link journalism to cover major legal news and strong social media use in the legal industry. You will draw heavily on members of the LexBlog Network, which is currently comprised of over 8,000 lawyer authors publishing on more than 1,000 blog publications.

Your Responsibilities

  • Report on and curate legal news—to include Supreme Court rulings, prominent legislation and relevant trends—using traditional interviews, social media and link journalism.
  • Report success stories highlighting LexBlog Network members’ use of blogging and other forms of social media. Our members are creating names for themselves, via blogging and other social media, like no other lawyers in the world.
  • Report on general social media trends as they apply to lawyers and the legal industry.
  • Curate content produced by LexBlog clients to appear on LXBN.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
  • Identify sources and subjects for LexBlog Network members to write on.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field.
  • A highly developed and agile writing skill-set—one that combines traditional AP- style reporting with the ability to write eloquently in a more conversational tone.
  • An understanding of prominent social media tools and platforms, with a past history of blogging being highly advantageous.
  • Experience conducting traditional reporting. The successful candidate will be experienced in and comfortable with reaching out and conducting phone interviews with sources. Experience in a traditional newsroom—college or professional—is advantageous.
  • Responsible, driven and self-motivated. You will be capable of seeking out, proposing and reporting on subjects independently.

Looking to change the world? Join me at LexBlog.

Email: colin@lexblog.com

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