RELX Group Reporter MLex in Washington, District Of Columbia

Reporter MLex


Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

MLex is seeking a reporter in Washington DC to cover the intersection of technology and the law, particularly privacy and data security regulation and other Internet policy-making and enforcement by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. The ideal candidate will have some experience covering Congress, the federal court system and state or federal agencies; and will have enthusiasm for partnering with other reporters. MLex is a highly collaborative environment, and the reporter will frequently work with reporters focused on similar topics in Brussels, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The job offers opportunities to break news on topics such as encryption, privacy, data security, net neutrality, facial recognition and other emerging tracking technologies, and to write in-depth stories about the implications of emerging technologies.


  1. Establish and execute their own coverage priorities, identifying key cases and regulatory issues

  2. Develop and maintain their own contact base in their field of coverage

  3. Provide expert analysis of events, illuminating context and big-picture trends

  4. Provide commentary that relies on exclusive sourcing and insight

  5. Discuss legal strategies in the context of precedent and politics

  6. Offer predictive insight into regulatory risk

  7. Work with and assist researchers in ensuring that case files are properly maintained.

    1. Collaborate with other reporters to share expertise


  1. Experienced professionals, well used to managing their own workload and in taking the initiative.

  2. Educated to advanced degree level, typically in journalism or law

  3. Be able to demonstrate significant domain expertise in their field