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Dow Jones Reporter, Bankruptcy in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover corporate distress and bankruptcy.

This is a high energy job for someone who wants to be able to cover the big corporate upheavals, including the bankruptcies of large companies.

The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for details that bring these stories to life while not losing sight of the larger picture. Stories can come from a range of industries, and the reporter should be able to delve into the details of each company to write the authoritative take on what went wrong.

Along with excellent news coverage that adheres to the highest ethical standards, newsletters and live journalism are growth areas for the Journal, and you will be part of shaping our approach and execution in these areas.

You will:

  • Develop sources across companies, investors, law firms and funds.

  • Conceive and write news stories and develop big-picture enterprise pieces

  • Contribute to WSJ podcasts and conduct interviews during our live-journalism events

  • Be a collegial team player who is comfortable collaborating as well as doing solo work

  • Contribute to the daily newsletter

You have:

  • At least five years of journalism experience

  • A nose for news that your competitors are missing

  • Ambitious and sharp reporting skills

  • The ability to explain complex subjects in clear and engaging ways

  • Ideally, experience covering corporate finance, restructuring or private equity.

The position is based in New York and reports to the WSJ Pro Bankruptcy Editor. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role. Please also submit work samples.

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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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: 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: 41114

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