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Dow Jones Reporter, Economic Policy in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks an ambitious reporter to cover the Treasury Department and U.S. economic policy, based in the Washington bureau.

The candidate will have one of the most important beats in American journalism, responsible for breaking stories on policies ranging from trade to the federal budget, serving the world’s most demanding and sophisticated audience. The reporter will explore how those policies shape, for better or worse, the lives, businesses and political direction of the country.

The ideal candidate should have significant experience covering economic policy in Washington and be able to break news and write deep enterprise pieces on themes that touch all American households and businesses. The beat’s institutional focus is the Treasury Department, the nerve center for federal economic policy, but will span across a broad range of agencies and issues that shape economic policy in Washington.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of nailing big scoops and writing agenda-setting enterprise. An ability to provide a download for different platforms on nearly any economic issue with relatively little notice, but also allow for the time and space to write deep, thoughtful, collaborative investigations is required. Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other coverage areas, such as our reporters who cover tax policy, the Federal Reserve, economics, the White House, and Congress, is a must.

The position is based in the Journal’s Washington bureau.

You will:

  • Break agenda-setting news on your beat.

  • Conceptualize and deliver deeply reported enterprise stories.

  • Work with colleagues around the country and the world in a 24-hour-a-day global newsroom.

You have:

  • At least five years of reporting experience dominating a highly competitive beat and a track record of producing award-winning journalism.

  • Ability to report and write clearly under deadline pressure.

  • A deep understanding of the ins and outs of U.S. economic policy and the inner workings of U.S. government’s economic policy teams.

  • Proven ability to develop sources and write authoritatively on policy developments and what they mean.

  • A track record of tackling ambitious projects, finding original approaches to coverage and working with visuals to tell stories creatively.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing how you would do the job, story ideas, and five examples of your best work. Please contact recruiting@wsj.com if you have questions.

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: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

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