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MLex - Research Support Assistant - MLex

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MLex - Research Support Assistant


MLex is looking for a candidate to help out our Brussels team of correspondents and researchers to stay on top of the vast array of information sources available, and to help keep our online database up to date.


Would suit someone with experience in a support or admin role at a law firm with an interest in the substance of legal work, or someone from a similar support or admin background with the capacity and eagerness to learn.


Purpose of the role:

The role is based in Brussels, and is part of our ongoing expansion, both editorially and into new markets.


The Research Support Assistant will help monitoring public sources EU-wide to find fresh information in real time in our areas of coverage, such as competition law, digital, financial services, energy, trade and other topics, to ensure we dont miss important information.


The assistant will report back to our senior researchers and correspondents and also the managing editor, if necessary.


The job entails reading and understanding sometimes complicated material such as court documents in English, but also in other European languages, and being able to summarize them in clear English.


It may also entail conducting other research, often online, sometimes by phone, in order to track down other data vital to an unfolding news or analysis piece.


Key result areas:


  • Ensure we maintain and build on the breadth and depth of the information sources we monitor
  • Ensure our online database is kept up to date
  • Help out with ad hoc research on individual stories


Key skills and experience:

  • The candidate should have some experience of working in a support or admin role, preferably at a law firm or consultancy, authority or similar

  • The candidate should show some experience of, or interest in and capacity for handling and understanding complex documentation

  • A research background in the legal field and familiarity with using online search tools/institutional websites an asset

  • Readiness to provide real-time monitoring services and to work on deadlines sometimes

  • Readiness to work mainly with data

  • Thorough and methodological approach required to work

  • Team player

  • Confident in taking on a task, with guidance


Fluent English is required, both written and spoken. Additional skills in French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian preferred. Reading skills in other European languages, such as Scandinavian or Eastern European languages an advantage.


MLex offers an attractive employment package.


This is an ideal opportunity to become part of a large and growing team at the heart of a thriving, growing and trusted news-media company.



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