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Reuters is looking for an experienced and driven journalist with a passion for covering legal matters and courts in India. Based in New Delhi, the journalist in this role will focus on regularly reporting on the biggest legal cases related to business, general news and political news themes. This includes commercial disputes of Indian and foreign multinationals, public interest litigations with significant implications, cases related to fundamental rights and free speech, as well as legal tussles on subjects like taxation and criminal investigations.
The role will require sourcing up with private lawyers, government counsels and company sources to break news on major legal developments, and even potential case filings. The position is a key role in a country where companies often fight long-drawn shareholder or taxation disputes, which raises their reputational and business risks. Also of growing importance is coverage involving activists who file cases challenging Indian regulations and laws, sparking court battles that often shape the policy making process. The journalist should also be able to develop sources in enforcement and crime-fighting agencies to break news on developments related to bank frauds or white-collar crime cases.
The role will extend beyond reporting from courtrooms – be it the Supreme Court, High Courts or other tribunals – and the reporter will be encouraged to write insightful, analytics and in-depth stories about big cases and their possible impact. The successful candidate will be part of a team of top-notch journalists who write about companies, general and political news, and regulations in one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies.
This is a terrific opportunity for a talented and ambitious journalist to make an impact on a competitive and high-profile beat with the world’s largest independent multimedia news organization.
About the Role
As our India Legal Correspondent, you will:
- Work closely with colleagues on company news, general, politics and economy teams in India to write about big cases, business disputes and high-profile investigations.
- Try and differentiate reporting by spotting the hidden stories in court filings and other legal documents. Dig deeper into how companies maneuver around such cases
- Be able to build a strong network of sources in India, including lawyers and officials at enforcement agencies
- Work on insightful and high-impact legal stories within the wider general news and corporate finance news file
- Be able to work with multimedia teams including pictures, graphics and video to develop 360-degree storytelling
You’re a fit for the role of India Legal Correspondent if you have:
- Excellent source-building and writing skills, and a passion to own and lead big news developments
- Deep understanding of legal matters and the ability to explain complex cases simply to a global audience
- A strong work ethic and are a team player willing to collaborate with tips and ideas
- Fluency in English
What’s in it For You
At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
- Global Career: as a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
- Learning & Development: we have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
- Benefits: we offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits
- Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer’s Prize winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.
Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time
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