Law Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal - NY
The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced journalist to join its U.S. news leadership team as Law Bureau Chief.
The editor will run the Journal's U.S. legal coverage, the scope of which is as vast as the topic itself, and in which nearly every story is ripe for the drama of conflict.
The subject terrain is exciting: white-collar criminal cases; mass civil litigation brought against the biggest corporate defendants; constitutional clashes over freedom of speech and religion and the rights of the accused; and the personalities and institutions that wield power at the center of the legal system.
The topics covered by the law bureau involve some of the most polarizing in the nation: guns, the death penalty, and abortion, and touch on all facets of American life, from politics to sports; entertainment to real estate; finance to technology. It is an exciting time to be covering the U.S. and this job is at the heart of shaping our coverage.
The ideal candidate will identify high-impact stories and issues for us to cover. The editor needs to love news and big, fast-breaking news stories, and harbor a genuine interest in the legal system.
This is a great opportunity for someone eager to be part of the biggest stories of the day, while striving for deeply reported narratives, investigations and enterprise journalism.
The editor needs to be a great manager and collaborator. The job requires leading a reporting team in New York, where the position is based. U.S. news reporters frequently collaborate with colleagues and bureaus from across coverage areas at the Journal.
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