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Dow Jones Reporter, Science and Innovation in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Health & Science group is looking for an energetic reporter with boundless curiosity to cover science and scientists. You will cover scientific findings in the STEM fields -- including physics, robotics, chemistry, quantum computing, mathematics and artificial intelligence -- with a particular focus on astronomy and space exploration. And you will dig into the complex institutions and individuals pursuing answers to some of the biggest questions in the universe. Covering science requires the ability to see both the potential of innovations and the need for larger context, and we’re looking for someone who demonstrates the ability to marry curiosity with clear judgment.

You will report to the science bureau chief. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

You will:

  • Identify the impacts of new advances and research and show our audience why they matter

  • Bring stories of the scientists behind some of the biggest scientific developments and their quests home to our audience

  • Work with graphics and photography teams to bring science stories alive

You have:

  • 3-5 years covering science or technology

  • The writing chops to take complex topics and turn them into engaging, accessible prose

  • A passion for science

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and five work samples.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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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.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 26061