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Dow Jones Reporter, Speed & Trending in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a quick-thinking business reporter for our Speed & Trending team.

This breaking-news group is the first word on many of the most important stories of the day, writing with speed, precision and authority across subject areas. The team’s remit—driven by coverage priorities and audience data—is wide ranging, from business to general news around the country and beyond. The team operates in close coordination with other reporting groups, often kicking off coverage before passing the baton. In addition to breaking news, this team also looks for smart opportunities to join the conversation on trending stories and topics.

You should be resourceful, comfortable with financial documents, cold-calling companies, and excited by the chase for a developing story. You should have strong news judgment, excellent research skills and a good sense for what our audience is looking for. You will be expected to quickly produce clean, error-free copy. Ideally, you have experience writing about the tech industry, or have covered a corporate beat.

The role requires some schedule flexibility―the desk operates from early morning to late evening.

You will:

  • Monitor and report on breaking news of all types.

  • Track developing stories drawing interest online, find WSJ angles and report them out for publication before the trend shifts.

  • On big breaking news, take feeds from multiple colleagues and develop them into a well-rounded piece or pieces.

You have:

  • Broad interests and experience across subject areas.

  • Proven ability to write on deadline.

  • Solid understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly. presentation and what it means for how we do our jobs.

  • 3+ years of reporting experience.

The position will be based in New York and report to Speed & Trending Coverage Chief Kimberly Johnson

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role and up to five clips.

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: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Union role

NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

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.

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: 35165

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