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Dow Jones Consumer Reporter in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Life & Work team is hiring an ambitious reporter to cover consumer behavior and the big purchases that shape our daily lives. This beat sits at the heart of the Journal’s coverage, taking on trends as they’re happening and showing how events in the news affect daily life.

You’ll track the way consumer behavior is changing and find clever angles on how people approach their most important purchases. This writer will be a go-to for readers seeking wisdom on buying, living with and paying for cars, appliances, furniture and other big purchases in life. You’ll have the opportunity to produce agenda-setting enterprise and daily coverage, all focused on the way we spend money and time.

You are a reporter with high metabolism and wide interests who can deliver copy with verve. You spot trends ahead of the competition and source broadly, from business leaders and industry experts to end users.

You will:

  • Report, write and fact-check an average of one story a week;

  • Develop close relationships with sources across the industry;

  • Pitch lots of ideas on and off the news;

  • Work with visuals teams, from graphics to photo to video;

  • Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about topics in the news.

You have:

  • 3+ years of reporting experience, ideally covering business or finance topics through a consumer lens;

  • Strong communication and organizational skills;

  • A commitment to wide, diverse sourcing to illustrate story themes;

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally, along with a clear sense of your audience and their needs;

  • A track record in a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise and breaking news;

  • Passion for consumer journalism and excellent collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must.

This job is based in our New York office and reports to Travel & Consumer Bureau Chief Adam Thompson.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing how you’d cover the beat, a detailed resume and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: 40,000 - 160,000

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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.

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Req ID: 41795