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Dow Jones Reporter, Consumers and Spending in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Life & Work team is hiring an ambitious, creative reporter to help explain to readers what they consume - literally and figuratively - and why.

The Journal’s Life & Work desk helps guide readers' decisions and examines the ways we spend money and time, manage our careers, navigate technology, improve our health and better our relationships. You’ll cover what we eat and drink, how we clean our clothes and homes (and ourselves), and how we make decisions about what to buy and what to skip.

It’s a fascinating time to take on this beat as individuals and businesses assess the changes of the pandemic and economic forces stand to drive shifts in spending. You’ll take on trend stories, write off the news and pitch stories and projects with big impact.

You are a reporter with high metabolism and wide interests who can deliver deadline copy with verve. You spot trends ahead of the competition and source broadly, from business leaders and industry experts to end users, of all backgrounds and from all parts of the U.S. and beyond.

You will:

  • Report, write and fact-check an average of 1-2 stories a week.

  • Work with visuals teams, from graphics to photo to video.

  • Develop close relationships with sources across industries and have a knack for communing with consumers.

  • Pitch lots of ideas, on and off the news.

  • Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about topics in the news.

You have:

  • 3+ years of reporting experience, ideally covering consumer news.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally.

  • A track record in a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise and news.

  • Passion for consumer journalism and excellent collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must.

This position reports to Travel and Consumer Bureau Chief Adam Thompson and is based in our New York City 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, submit a cover letter describing your experience and what you would bring to this job, a detailed resume and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Req ID: 33208