Juve Patent, Journalist

Juve Verlag für juristische Information GmbH
Cologne or London
Highly competitive German salary
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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About us

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 job

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.

Your qualifications

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.


Commercial law firms in Germany, just like their clients, need to constantly reinvent themselves: the requirements for national, European and global success are ever changing.

In order to maximize their chances of success, law firms need reliable information regarding their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as how rival firms are developing both in Germany and abroad. This information can be found in JUVE publications, which have been in regular circulation since early 1998.

Our reliable and varied overview of commercial law firms has substantially improved the quality of information on this particular service sector and as a result, the sector is gaining in prominence.

The communication of goals and problems relating to legal advice is becoming more efficient; planning and corrections in law firm marketing and management are provided with a factual base. Furthermore, the facts and figures published by JUVE are frequently used as a basis for market coverage in the business and daily press.

An extensive editorial department with experienced journalists and a dedicated distribution team ensure that our information is not only up-to-date, but that it always meets the highest standards of accuracy required by this dynamic and rapidly changing market.

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