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Dow Jones Commodities Reporter in LONDON, United Kingdom

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Job Description:

Commodities Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires (EMEA)

We seek a reporter to cover the exciting world of commodities for Dow Jones Newswires in EMEA.

This broad beat takes in industrial- and precious metals, soft commodities like coffee, sugar and cocoa, and agricultural commodities, all of which are of key importance to Dow Jones Newswires’ growing base of professional customers around the world

The successful applicant will closely watch market developments on a daily basis and provide real-time analysis of what’s moving prices and why with the urgency and accuracy expected for newswires readers. He or she will cover regular data releases and forecasts that have a direct bearing on supply and demand, and will have scope to write at greater length on market trends and themes.

As issues around climate change and environmental governance take on ever-greater significance, this is an exciting time to be joining our real-time reporting team. Working with colleagues locally and in our regional hubs in the U.S. and Asia provides further scope for cooperation across regions and platforms.

Attendance at major industry conferences and the ability to network and build a fat contact book are another key part of the role.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ reporting experience, preferably in a financial or markets-related role. They will be able to turn around breaking news accurately and quickly, show an ability to grow contacts across the broad spectrum of coverage areas to provide insight and analysis for professional customers, and will demonstrate strong news judgement.

The position is based in the London offices of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, in the London Bridge Quarter.

Journalistic skills

Exercises exceptional news judgment to identify market moves and write quickly and accurately in a fast-paced publishing environment

Draws on a depth of financial knowledge to quickly assess and prioritize market coverage Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics.

Recognizes and responds to the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.

Helps connect the content with the audience.

Collaborates with reporters and editors from other groups, including WSJ colleagues and those in other bureaus and regions.

Communicates precisely, with compassion.

Proactive rather than reactive.

Personal attributes:

Possesses a well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.

Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.

Has intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn

Meets deadlines.

Understands workflow

Flexible in changing/handing off tasks.

General awareness of how a newsroom works.

Possesses intellectual curiosity.

Functions well within a team.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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