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Dow Jones Sustainability Reporter in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a resourceful, energetic writer to cover corporate sustainability. This beat offers the opportunity to write smart analysis about a subject that is right at the top of global executives’ list of priorities.

Government incentives and decarbonization promises have pushed sustainability related issues to the forefront of business policy and strategy. Investors are scrutinizing companies’ environmental and social performance and plans. Regulators are mandating new non-financial disclosures. Customers want to know that companies are doing good, not just doing well. You will chronicle the new opportunities and pitfalls awaiting businesses as a result.

As a reporter for WSJ Pro Sustainable Business, you will write about companies trying new things, adapting their businesses, coping with new demands and scrutiny while also puzzling over the risks and opportunities of environmental and social sustainability.

This position is based in New York and will report to the bureau chief of WSJ Pro Sustainable Business.

You will:

  • Analyze and explain how companies are approaching their climate, nature and social goals as well as their business transition.

  • Explore and dig into the maze of mandatory and voluntary standards for sustainability-related disclosures, and how companies are negotiating it.

  • Report and write to a professional audience about how companies are managing their sustainability strategies, including hiring decisions, strategy updates and tough choices about how to balance financial and non-financial objectives.

  • Convey insight that business leaders can use to make better decisions.

  • Produce a range of stories including breaking news, exclusives, features and original analyses that are compelling to the informed professional reader.

  • Travel to companies and events in key markets to develop your original reporting.

You have:

  • A roster of industry contacts and eagerness to continue cultivating sources among senior leaders and executives at companies, investors and policy-makers across global business centers.

  • At least five years of experience writing about energy, climate and sustainability issues.

  • The ability to explain complex technologies and concepts in a clear and lucid manner, connecting them to the broader business in a way that is compelling and useful for the professional reader.

  • A proven ability to write clearly and analytically for a professional audience.

  • A professional, collaborative and team-oriented approach to your work.

  • A passion for being part of The Wall Street Journal’s fast-paced, global news organization, and meeting the highest standards of business journalism.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the role and samples of your work

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Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: 40,000 - 160,000

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.

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Req ID: 40033

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