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Dow Jones Economics Reporter, NY in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover the U.S. economy.

There’s never been a more fascinating – or important – time to cover this boundless topic. Unemployment, spending and inflation data all tell us that the economy is in good shape. The people living in it say otherwise. There are countless stories to be told in this gulf between data and sentiment, stories that will help our audience cast their votes in the coming presidential election.

Labor-market dynamics, big infrastructure projects, the effects of government spending, economic-policy debates are all fair game. We’re looking for a reporter who’s equally comfortable analyzing reams of economic data and unearthing the people-driven stories that illuminate it. We need a sharp writer who can translate complicated and nuanced information for our highly engaged audience.

The ideal candidate is newshound who’s capable of nailing big scoops and writing ambitious features. This reporter is comfortable on video and audio, and loves to experiment with storytelling formats. We’re looking for someone with a solid working knowledge of financial markets, the economy’s circulatory system, as well as the political dynamics that influence Americans’ attitudes about the country’s financial health. A desire to collaborate with colleagues in other coverage areas is a must.

The position is based in New York and reports to the U.S. Economy Bureau Chief.

You will:

  • Break news on your beat.

  • Conceptualize and deliver deeply reported enterprise stories.

  • Work with colleagues around the country and the world in a 24-hour-a-day global newsroom.

You have:

  • Ideally at least five years of reporting experience dominating a highly competitive beat.

  • Deadline skills to report and write clearly under pressure.

  • Proven ability to develop sources and write with authority on what is happening and what it means.

  • A track record of tackling ambitious projects, finding original approaches to coverage and working with visuals to find creative storytelling techniques.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing how you would do the job, and five examples of your best 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: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: 40000 - 160000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Req ID: 40743

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