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Dow Jones Reporter, Business / Health in HONG KONG, Hong Kong

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks an enterprising and ambitious reporter to cover business in Asia with a primary focus on health and China.

Asia has a thriving pharmaceutical industry in China, India and Japan; companies in the region are major outsourcing partners for counterparts in the West. China has ambitions to become a leader in health technologies such as DNA analysis and gene editing. Asia is also a key battleground for combating lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, monitoring emerging viruses and tackling the health challenges of aging populations. The region continues to confront the Covid-19 pandemic, including with Zero-Covid policies that have disrupted economies and sparked backlashes even as they have in some cases kept case counts relatively low.

You will:

  • Dive deeply into China’s fast-evolving health landscape, its technological advances and its weaknesses, and the domestic and global companies doing business there.

  • Be our Asia point person on the health industry, everything from gene editing to the epidemiology of the fight against Covid-19.

  • Range across this multitrillion-dollar regional industry, unearthing newsworthy developments and trends in drug production, medical supply chains, scientific discoveries and more.

  • Regularly break news and illuminate important trends. You will need to generate lots of ideas and have the skills needed to see them through.

  • Help the team handle the broader, often unexpected corporate news developments that make Asia such an exciting place to work.

You have:

  • At least five years of journalism experience demonstrating strong reporting skills and a record of breaking news.

  • Ideally, previous experience covering health and working in or around China. Fluency in Mandarin is also a strong plus.

  • The ability to work collegially as part of a team.

The job is based in either Hong Kong or Singapore and reports to the Asia Business Editor.

Dow Jones offers an opportunity to work for one of the world's leading financial and business news companies. We invite interested candidates to submit a cover letter and detailed resume (including up to five published samples of your work), and expected salary.


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 33375