Politics Reporter, WSJ - DC

Dow Jones
Washington, DC
May 25, 2022
Jul 24, 2022
Job Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau seeks an experienced and aggressive national political reporter to be part of the team that will cover the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election.

You will build on the Journal's coverage of former President Trump and the movement he has created within the Republican Party, producing stories that analyze the shifting political landscape and what those changes mean for U.S. policy.

You should be comfortable writing about Congress, the White House, on the campaign trail and at the intersection of politics and policy.

You will be expected to

  • Produce enterprise stories and breaking news that provide the smartest, most distinctive coverage of the shifting political dynamics in the Republican and Democratic parties.
  • Use data and extensive reporting to do ambitious stories that document those changes and help explain the forces behind them.
  • Collaborate with other teams of reporters in Washington and beyond.

You must have:


  • A deep network of sources within both parties and a proven ability to use that network to cover Donald Trump and his influence on the Republican Party.
  • A track record of dominating a beat and producing scoops and enterprise ahead of the competition.
  • A demonstrated ability to find original, innovative, and visual approaches to coverage, and the motivation to work independently when needed.

The position will be based in Washington, D.C. and report to Politics Editor Ben Pershing.

The Journal's reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and up to five published examples of your work.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.



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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Req ID: 32700