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Reporter - Travel, WSJ - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Apr 21, 2022

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Travel / Tourism
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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover travel for Life & Work, our desk focused on personal business, from workplace and money to travel and life. This newsy beat sits at the heart of our coverage area and is a topic of huge reader interest and journalistic opportunity.

Your reporting will inform, entertain - and often commiserate with - our audience as it navigates a changed landscape of travel. You'll take on issues from the added risks of cancellations and airline, cruise and hotel staffing shortages to the trend in work-cations to the ethics of traveling to countries where local residents have little access to vaccines. You'll dive into the world of business travelers as they debate getting back on the road, and you'll stay on top of changing guidelines for travel to destinations around the world.

You'll contribute coverage to all Journal platforms and sections and deliver fast, insightful stories, along with deeper features and enterprise. And you'll have the opportunity to think innovatively about our digital storytelling and to engage with our audience.

You will:

-Report, write and fact-check an average of 1-2 stories a week;

-Develop close relationships with sources across the industry;

-Scour industry boards and publications, along with social media for hidden developments that can have massive consumer impact;

-Generate lots of ideas, on and off the news;

-Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about developments in travel.

You have:

-The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally;

-Attention to detail, meticulous fact-checking skills and the highest ethical standards;

-A keen eye for trends and opportunities for deeper stories;

-A background in covering business topics through a consumer lens;

-Strong collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must

-At least 5 years of reporting experience

You will report to the Travel & Entertainment bureau chief. While you will likely start remotely, the job will eventually based in the WSJ's New York City office.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and 5 clips that are representative of your best work.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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