The Wall Street Journal seeks reporters with skill in multiple mediums to be part of the inaugural teams of two new departments that are central to the Journal’s change initiatives. These reporters will focus on digital-driven content (though their work may also run in the printed paper) so that they can innovate freely using multiple mediums and new publishing practices. They will experiment with new story forms, carry out original reporting and write/produce stories on a wide range of topics. Some will also partner with other Journal reporters from around the newsroom.
One group of these multimedia reporters will help build a new digital magazine aimed at people ages 18-34. The other group of reporters will work within the membership engagement team. Both new content areas will also involve participation from reporters across the paper and serve as additional outlets for broader newsroom digital innovation.
These initiatives sit within the Journal’s strategy department, which serves as an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. The department includes the full range of journalistic talent that makes the Journal one of the leading news organizations in the world -- writers, video journalists, graphics designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more -- in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value.
This is one of those rare journalism jobs where people are encouraged to break out of silos and wear a variety of hats. We are seeking reporters who know how to create stories in at least two mediums -- be it writing, video or audio recording and editing, photography, animation, graphic design or other alternative ways of thinking about story form. Solid reporting experience, story judgment and journalism ethics are a must. Beyond that, we’d like people who are excited to think about content differently, moving away from simply viewing things as news stories that are tied to particular days and instead toward content that is purposefully useful to our audience and longer-lasting.
Report and conceive of stories
Create original content and, at times, conceive of new ways to use existing content
Collaborate with broader team to understand what is working as the new initiatives get going and strategize on ways to iterate on content and experiments
Be excited about working in a constantly changing and growing environment where the process is fluid and creative and unique solutions are desired
Minimum of 3 years in journalism and experience in a variety of content areas.
Some of the reporters will have business reporting experience and some may not. But comfort with data and numbers is helpful.
Solid skills in the mediums the reporter is applying to work in. Clips requested.
Knowledge of newsroom work flows, journalism standards and news.
University degree in a relevant field.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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