General Assignment Reporter, Life & Work

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Oct 22, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal's Life & Work team is hiring an ambitious general-assignment reporter to spot trends as they're happening and help readers make smart decisions.

Life & Work is a new team at the Journal focused on coverage that helps guide readers' decisions and examines the ways we spend money and time, manage our careers, navigate technology, optimize our health and improve our relationships. You'll cover news and service, anticipating and reacting to trends or explaining how macro forces like inflation or the chip shortage affect consumers' daily lives and rituals--from buying a car to furnishing their homes.

You are a reporter with high metabolism and wide interests who can deliver deadline copy with verve. You spot trends ahead of the competition and source broadly, from business leaders and industry experts to end users.

You will:
  • Report, write and fact-check an average of 1-2 stories a week
  • Work with visuals teams, from graphics to photo to video
  • Develop close relationships with sources across the industry
  • Pitch lots of ideas, both on and off the news
  • Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about topics in the news

You have:
  • 3+ years of reporting experience, ideally covering consumer news;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally
  • A track record in a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise and news
  • Passion for consumer journalism and excellent collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must

While you will likely start remotely, this job will eventually be based in our New York office and reports to Travel & Entertainment Bureau Chief Adam Thompson.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your experience and what you would bring to this job, a detailed resume and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 28279

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