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Dow Jones Reporter. Personal Finance in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Personal Finance bureau is looking for a reporter eager to explain what big news moments and IRS moves mean for Americans’ wallets and portfolios.

Tax is a year-round obsession for Journal readers, and we are looking for a nimble newsperson to complement and extend our outstanding tax reporting from New York and Washington and take on other personal finance topics. It’s a fascinating time to take on the beat: new policies in Washington, rising assets like cryptocurrency, growth in retail trading and legislation change the calculus for -- and introduce questions about -- individual taxes.

In this job, you will jump on news and spot story angles and trends that keep us ahead of the competition. You’ll write frequently and will pursue long, medium and short-term stories, collaborating frequently with other reporters in our newsroom. You’ll be part of a digitally minded bureau that forges tight connections with its online audience, and the opportunities for digital innovation are many, as are the off-platform parts of the job, from podcast interviews to live events to Twitter videos.

You have a passion for simplifying complex subjects and can find the everyday finance angle in broader news as well as IRS minutiae. You have a track record of creative approaches to stories and will work with your editor on presenting tax topics in ways that appeal to readers at different life stages, from those starting a family to recent retirees to young professionals paying down student loans. You have at least two years’ experience writing on finance topics and ideally have some familiarity with taxes or related topics.

While you will likely start remotely, the job is based in New York or Washington and reports to the Personal Finance bureau chief. To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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Req ID: 29161