Los Angeles Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal - CA
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Los Angeles bureau chief to helm our coverage of the movie, music and gambling industries, as well as other business news anchored in the U.S. southwest.
The editor of this group will set the Journal's agenda on some of the most intriguing and fast-changing stories in business.
Even before the pandemic, the movie and music industries were upended by technology giants that were not only offering streaming but in some instances trying to seize creative control.
Covid-19 brought new challenges to companies from Disney and AMC Theaters to Live Nation and MGM Resorts.
All of the industries the L.A. bureau covers involve public gatherings, and many of the biggest companies in its purview -- movie theater and theme park operators, casinos and concert promoters -- have been decimated by the pandemic.
We are looking for an accomplished editor or a seasoned reporter able to lead a group of reporters on these and other important subjects.
You should have a track record of identifying important stories, driving coverage and delivering scoops and enterprise in multiple formats.
The job involves editing copy but at its heart is about seeing and seizing storylines, guiding reporters to success, and advocating for them within and beyond our organization.
The L.A. bureau chief is also an essential part of our team of corporate editors world-wide responsible for delivering best-in-class business journalism. You should be comfortable collaborating with colleagues around the world.
Experience with the subject matter is welcome but not required. You should be eager to learn about the industries and able to bring both business smarts and cultural acumen to the coverage.
You will work in the L.A. office, home to a close-knit and collegial group that includes journalists assigned to other coverage areas. You will report to the Journal's business editor, Jamie Heller.
Please click 'APPLY' and submit a resume and a cover letter by Sept. 15.
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