JUVE, Business Journalist

6 month training period mainly in Cologne, then based in London with regular travel to Cologne.
Standard German journalist salary (highly competitive in European terms)
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
JP 11/11
Job Type
Full Time

About us

JUVE is the German legal press. We are in our 20th year, employ over 30 journalists – all of them on permanent contracts – in Cologne. We are continually growing as a response to the accelerating integration of legal markets on the Continent.

One of our specialities is patent law and we now write for a worldwide audience which is looking for English-language journalism about technical innovation and patent law in the European market. We are creating a digital Europe-wide product – JUVE Patent – to match this demand.

The job

The patent market in Europe will be transformed by the establishment of the Unified Patent Court. Working from Germany, JUVE will be at the forefront of reporting on its development, as well as on the huge changes for technology innovators, established industries and the law firms which they instruct.

Germany and the UK are the most important markets and we are seeking to expand our coverage of developments in London. This will involve in-depth research on technical innovations, patent law, litigation and the lawyers at the centre of all these developments.

The successful applicant will be based in London, but will be expected to travel regularly to Cologne to work closely with the five-person team (two of whom are English native-speakers).

For the initial training period of six months, our new colleague will spend most of his/her time with us (i.e. with the opportunity for a German summer in beer gardens). There will also be the opportunity to travel extensively within Continental Europe.

Your qualifications

  • English native speaker with experience in business journalism – ideally in technical or legal journalism.
  • The job would also be suitable for a recent journalism graduate with a proven interest in our field of work.
  • Ability to research independently, build a network of contacts and, most importantly, produce high-quality, independent and critical journalism that allows that network to flourish.
  • Experience in digital media publications.
  • German language skills would (obviously) be an advantage, but are not a prerequisite. We would, however, expect the successful candidate to learn German in order to facilitate their integration into the organisation as a whole.
  • Other European languages (especially French, Italian or Dutch) would also be welcome.
  • Team player: someone who enjoys working with others, has a sense of humour and ideally, a long held desire to discover what happens during Cologne Karneval.

What we offer

  • Full-time permanent contract on German journalist salaries – which are highly competitive.
  • International multilingual team
  • Extensive training in the field of patent law; introduction to the broad base of contacts which JUVE has built up over 20 years.
  • A non-hierarchical, team-oriented culture with the opportunity to build a product over the next five to ten years.

Having looked at other job adverts, everybody seems to drone on about offering “great coffee”. We have more caffeine-obsessives than you can deal with. Never mind wine and beer nerds.

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