JUVE is the German legal press. We are in our 25th year, employing over 30 journalists in Cologne. We are continually growing as a response to the accelerating integration of the continental legal markets.
One of our specialities is patent law. In 2018, we launched the digital publication JUVE Patent, which covers the patent law market in Europe. We write in English for a global audience which is looking for high-quality and trustworthy journalism about the latest trends, cases, moves and developments in patent law. In a short time we have become the premier news source for the legal patent community. Now we are expanding further through the hire of another English native-speaker journalist to support our team.
The establishment of the new Unified Patent Court in 2022 is transforming the patent market in Europe. As well as this, new trends and innovations are emerging every day in Europe’s main jurisdictions: UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands. JUVE Patent is at the forefront of reporting on these various developments, as well as what this dynamic market means for technology innovators, established industries and the law firms which they instruct.
Following our successful launch three years ago, we are now seeking to expand our coverage of developments in Europe – especially London.
The role of legal and patent journalist will involve in-depth research and reporting on technical innovations, patent law, litigation and the lawyers at the centre of all these developments. We expect the candidate to develop a deep knowledge of the European patent market and forge strong connections to those at the centre of its development.
The successful applicant will be based in the UK and expected to travel regularly to Cologne to work closely with the six-person team (three of whom are English native-speakers), or based in Cologne and travel regularly to London.
For the initial training period of six months, our new colleague will spend most of their time in our Cologne office. The job also offers the opportunity to travel within continental Europe, for example to Munich, Amsterdam and Paris.
English native speaker with journalistic experience – ideally in business, technical or legal journalism.
The job would also be suitable for a journalism graduate with proven interest in our field of work.
Experience in digital media publications, including social media management and newsletter creation.
Some editing experience would be useful but not a must, as we can teach you this as part of your new role.
German language skills are an advantage but 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.
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.
Team-player: someone who enjoys working with others, a sense of humour and ideally, an interest in discovering what happens during Cologne Karneval.
What we offer
Full- or part-time permanent contract with a competitive salary
International multilingual team
Extensive training in the field of patent law
Opportunity to profit from the broad base of contacts in the legal profession which JUVE has built up over 25 years, as well as building up your own network.
A non-hierarchical, team-oriented culture with the opportunity to build a product over the next five to ten years.
Flexible working culture.
Great location in the vibrant Cologne Südstadt
A well-stocked beer and gin fridge. Lots of job adverts emphasise how good the coffee is. Sure, we have great coffee, but we’re also one of the few workplaces in Germany that have really good tea as well.