The Wall Street Journal seeks a deputy bureau chief to help lead and grow our coverage of personal finance. The role at its core is about helping reporters conceptualize, dig up and deliver ambitious, useful journalism on a topic that matters to 100% of current and potential readers.
We all want to live richer, more meaningful lives, to understand emerging financial risks and opportunities. This editor will help elevate coverage of banking, 401(k)s, mortgages and investing beyond the trite maxims – and find engaging ways to explore our evolving relationship to money.
The mission takes numerous forms in the day-to-day -- leading daily news coverage, projects or major coverage themes, strategizing with reporters, and helping determine the best ways to tell stories and explore big ideas.
We are looking for a highly digital, enterprising editor and reporter with a passion for coverage that dissects the ways people invest their money and time. You are an accomplished journalist with experience finding fresh angles off the news and producing high-metabolism, high-quality coverage. You take creative approaches to storytelling, conceptualizing and executing coverage in new formats; you are a problem solver and a coach who helps develop talent and inspires success. You are highly organized and excel at bulletproof copy. You live the Journal’s values in your handling of stories and reporting. Being a good colleague isn’t a nice-to-have; it’s a must.
The job is based in New York City and reports to Jeremy Olshan, personal finance bureau chief.
Guide daily coverage, working with reporters to jump on news and elevate stories;
Drive ideas with reporters and ensure stories and packages remain on track and on topic;
Help develop new features
Incorporate audience data into story planning and work with social, programming and strategy colleagues to ensure maximum reach.
Experience working with reporters or producers to develop ideas and coverage;
Excellent line editing and headline-writing skills, ideally with a specialty in financial topics and service journalism;
High standards and an ironclad commitment to accuracy;
Experience working on digital platforms and new forms of storytelling;
Coaching skills on and off-deadline, and the ability to keep teams focused and positive.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.
The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists 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.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000
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Req ID: 39603