The Wall Street Journal is seeking a reporter to cover Major League Baseball, serving as the primary national beat writer on a sport that is at a critical moment in its history.
The position requires a deep understanding about how the game has evolved in recent years and a strong handle on where baseball is going as it attempts to re-establish its place in American culture. The sport’s focus on analytics has created a sport that many say is less exciting on the field, creating a challenge to baseball as it seeks to retain and expand its audience.
You should have the desire to develop original enterprise reporting about topics on and off the field, pursue smart features that can’t be found anywhere else and seek deep sourcing around the league in order to break agenda-setting news.
In addition to baseball, you must also be a versatile journalist who can contribute stories about other sports in the offseason and make significant contributions to our areas of coverage, such as the Olympics. You will also work closely alongside other Sports colleagues to execute larger projects.
WSJ Sports specializes in unexpected stories that speak to both hard-core fans and readers who don’t think of themselves as hard-core sports fans.
Develop original enterprise stories on professional baseball.
Find smart, unexpected angles that advance major breaking news events.
Work with colleagues to conceive and executive bigger projects around major sports themes and events.
At least one or two years of professional journalism experience.
A demonstrated ability to separate from the pack and find original approaches to even the most commoditized sports events.
An ability and desire to use data to unearth fresh stories on how games are played and how sports themselves are changing.
A commitment to collegial work on a small, fast-moving team.
You will report to Bruce Orwall, Global Sports Editor. This position is based in our New York office.
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.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and several clips.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
Req ID: 33035