JOB POST: Legal Reporter @ Tax Analysts, Falls Church, Virginia, USA: Applications Open

Legal Reporter at Tax Analysts, Falls Church, Virginia, USAJob Post: Legal Reporter.

Employer: Tax Analysts, Falls Church, Virginia, USA.

Industry: Digital Media.

Specialty: Financial Writing.

Job Status: Full-time.

Salary: Negotiable.

Job Description:

  • Based in the corporate office, works independently, often from various locations, to write tax-related news stories by attending scheduled meetings, press conferences, and events for the State Tax Today online daily publication.
  • Conducts interviews, research, and fact-checking. Cultivates sources and follows leads to scoop industry competitors. Has a law degree and generally has or develops a particular area of technical tax expertise to identify trends and spot the news.
  • Attends, writes, and reports on scheduled tax-related state events with government speakers, Congressional hearings, court decisions, industry press conferences, and other events as assigned with the ability to tailor writing style as appropriate.
  • Writes and develops news stories and analytical articles for print and electronic publications.
  • Able to grasp and cover complex tax topics frequently under deadline pressure, zeroing in on what matters without dumbing it down. Proactively seeks out story ideas while balancing daily assignments.
  • Identifies, tracks, and prioritizes developments in assigned beat to ensure competitive coverage in print and online. Helps out the team, but is independent and motivated.
  • Collects information by regularly speaking with top practitioners and government officials, attending industry events, obtaining relevant source material, and researching tips and leads.
  • Communicates story ideas, provides updates on writing assignments, and responds promptly to queries during the editing process. Attends weekly editorial meetings.
  • May be required to travel to cover tax-related events in other cities.
  • Adheres to established publication deadlines and style protocols (daily deadline is generally 5 PM).

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Solid grounding in tax law fundamentals; ability to wade through complicated topics to identify insights valuable to our subscribers.
  • Strong writing skills with attention to detail and diligent sourcing essential
  • Superior communication skills to effectively interact and develop source relationships with top government officials and their staffs, academics, lobbyists, and tax practitioners.
  • Ability to write clearly and quickly under daily deadline pressure and work as a team to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Beat reporting experiences a plus.
  • Must be able to use a laptop to connect to the network remotely, follow-up promptly with email inquiries from editors (particularly when working remotely) and transfer stories in a timely manner.
  • Must be capable of aggressively pursuing all angles of a given story.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Demonstrated dependability through punctual attendance (in the corporate office or at assigned events).

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related field required, J.D. strongly preferred, LL.M. preferred.
  • Tax, budget, or business reporting experience or specialized tax competence preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, Word, and Internet searching.

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