The Wall Street Journal is the most trusted news organization in America and the best source of news and analysis for ambitious people. Our reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists around the world create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting. We're using the latest technology to develop new ways of publishing our journalism on a variety of platforms, experimenting with augmented reality and cutting-edge video and mobile storytelling formats. We’re looking for great journalists and innovative minds to join our newsroom as we continue to tell the important stories and further reinvent our journalism for digital priorities.
Dow Jones seeks a smart, versatile News Writer as part of its real-time news service for financial professionals.
Based in Barcelona, the news writer will monitor press-release feeds, websites and other sources of news and send headlines and short stories on key developments for publication in real time. Writers will be proficient at identifying important, forward-looking detail from a fast-moving stream of information, then turning it into informative, punchy headlines and short articles in English.
Accuracy, speed, excellent news judgement and a close eye for detail are essential. Successful candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume news environment where teamwork and strong communication skills will be hugely important.
Excellent written English is essential. Additional languages are always welcome but aren’t essential for this particular role, which is focused on U.K. equities coverage.
Ideally, candidates will have some knowledge of what to look for in corporate earnings statements and press releases, and some familiarity with economic data, financial markets and regulation.
Writers also might do some text translation, media monitoring and could sometimes be asked to crunch data for analysis that might lead to stories.
Writers need to have the flexibility to jump quickly between subjects, languages and tasks while keeping a calm, clear head. They need to be adept and flexible with technology.
This is an exciting opportunity to write market-leading breaking news for Dow Jones, the global authority in business journalism and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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