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Economics News Writer, Barron's - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Economics, News
Writer, News Editor

Job Details

Job Description:

Barron's Economics News Writer

Barron's is seeking an experienced writer to cover major economics news and provide analysis of what those events mean for the broader economy, companies, markets and the pocketbooks of ordinary Americans.

From the actions of the Federal Reserve to the reshaping of the jobs market to the growth of the US economy, few topics carry more weight for our readers. We are looking for a strong writer who can cover major news quickly and provide explanations of those developments in real time. This person should also be skilled at developing enterprise and be willing to travel around the country or talk to workers, the unemployed or company executives to understand how economic events are playing out on the ground.

Barron's strongly values teamwork, so the ability to collaborate with reporters, editors, and our visual journalists is a must.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience working in a newsroom covering markets & economics topics; preferable 5 years of experience.
  • Background and understanding of economics, economic data and economic news releases
  • Experience covering major news quickly and able to provide explanations of those developments in real time.
  • Willing and able to travel around the country or talk to workers, the unemployed or company executives to understand how economic events are playing out on the ground.
  • Ability to develop and write enterprise stories in clear, compelling ways
  • Able to collaborate with reporters, editors, and our visual journalists is a must, as Barron's strongly values teamwork.

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Business Area: BG - BARRON'S

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union / A clear and likely internal candidate

Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

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: 36699


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