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Senior Legal Staff Writer

Reorg

Reorg

Marketing & Communications, Legal
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Reorg

Reorg is a leading global provider of credit intelligence, data, and analytics. Since 2013, tens of thousands of professionals across hedge fund, investment banking, management consulting, and law firm verticals have come to rely on Reorg to make better, faster, and more confident decisions in pace with the fast-moving credit markets. For more information, visit: www.reorg.com

Working at Reorg

Reorg hires growth-minded innovators and trailblazers across the globe to drive our business and culture. Our core values – Action Oriented, Customer First Mindset, Effective Team Players, and Driven to Excel – define an organizational ethos that’s as high-performing as it is human. Among other perks, Reorg employees enjoy competitive health benefits, matched 401k and pension plans, PTO, generous parental leave, gym subsidies, educational reimbursements for career development, recognition programs, pet-friendly offices, and much more.

Role

We are hiring a Senior Legal Staff Writer to support our market-leading coverage of bankruptcy cases and special litigation situations impacting credit markets. The Senior Legal Staff Writer will be part of our team responsible for monitoring court dockets and publishing breaking news. For the right candidate, this position could be available on a part-time basis. We are looking for a team member who is passionate about U.S. bankruptcy law and writing quickly, clearly and accurately for a highly sophisticated audience.

This role is ideal for a candidate that is excited by working as part of a preeminent team of legal analysts covering high stakes complex chapter 11 cases and litigation without the demands of big law on hours and perpetual availability. What can you expect from us? Free weekends, consistent start and end times, exposure to the largest and most topical cases in the industry and opportunities to take on additional projects that interest you.

Broadly, this role works closely with our dedicated team of legal analysts to understand the key concepts, insights, cases and information relevant to Reorg’s subscribers, which include hedge funds, restructuring advisors and BigLaw firms.

Day to day, the Senior Legal Staff Writer will work as the senior member of a two-person “speed” team monitoring court filings in chapter 11 cases and complex litigations. The team will evaluate each filing for significant new developments and relevance to Reorg’s coverage aims and convey a recommended action with the broader legal coverage team with whom the speed team will communicate closely.

As part of this gatekeeping role, the speed team will use our workflow tools to ensure the new filings are handled appropriately. The speed team members will be responsible for drafting and publishing breaking news developments, as necessary. For non-breaking filings, the team will assess whether the legal coverage team should incorporate the filing into regular case coverage or if no coverage of the pleading is warranted.The Senior Legal Staff Writer will also draft short stories and updates.

A successful Senior Legal Staff Writer has a comprehensive knowledge of bankruptcy law and practice and is a decisive, organized, self-starter with excellent judgment that can make substantive coverage decisions independently. They will also be able to rapidly interpret legal filings, particularly in corporate bankruptcy and litigation, and draft precise, insightful coverage with speed. They must also be organized and able to facilitate workflow management.

A legal degree is required for the Senior Legal Staff Writer role, and an understanding of and interest in bankruptcy and complex litigation matters and related pleadings is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Help cover our “speed” desk Monday through Friday, with precise hours to be discussed but focused on East Coast hours.
  • Provide real-time coverage of corporate bankruptcies and complex litigation, as well as financial news, through breaking news posts
  • Contribute to legal and case coverage with longer-form pleading summaries
  • Stay up to date on editorial processes and a growing list of special situations
  • Evaluate and triage case filings in real time to maintain a clear editorial process.

Requirements

  • JD with a strong academic record
  • An understanding of and interest in bankruptcy and complex litigation matters and related pleadings
  • Previous 3+ years experience practicing law as part of a corporate restructuring group at a law firm and/or experience clerking for a bankruptcy judge
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to produce clean, precise copy at speed for a sophisticated audience
  • Communicative, self-starter who is detail-oriented and can multi-task and respond to feedback
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous publication, journalism and/or newsroom experience is a plus

At Reorg, we consider a range of factors in connection with compensation decisions, including experience, skills, location, and our business needs and limitations. As a result, compensation may vary within and across similar roles and positions. Please note that the salary range information below is a good faith estimate for this position and actual compensation for any individual may fall outside this range if warranted by the circumstances applicable to that individual. If we identify a role that would be suitable for a broader range of skills and experience such that we would consider hiring at multiple levels then the range listed below may reflect that breadth.

The salary range estimate for a full-time position is $120,000 - $150,000 plus an annual discretionary bonus.

The actual compensation will be at Reorg’s sole discretion and will be determined by the aforementioned and other relevant factors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Reorg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse work environment where all individuals are valued, respected, and treated fairly. We believe that diversity enriches our workplace and enhances our ability to innovate and succeed.