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Dow Jones Europe Markets Editor in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job title: Europe Markets Editor

Location : London

Date of posting: 21 March 2019

Date of closing: 18 April 2019

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

The Wall Street Journal seeks a savvy, driven Editor to lead our coverage of markets out of London, the world's financial capital, at an especially tumultuous time. As Brexit looms and Europe sorts out its future, this Editor will direct a team of the best financial reporters around, inspiring them to deliver informed explanations of why markets do what they do -- be it in stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities or derivatives -- as well as new-fangled assets not yet invented.

The Editor should be able to move quickly to put context into the biggest stories driving markets and economies, and also be expert at nurturing longer term investigations and projects. The terrain is vast. We treat London as a listening post for global capital flows, telling stories about the people who drive those flows and the people who depend on them — wherever they may be.

The ideal candidate should be a great writer who aspires to create memorable, impactful journalism and enjoys the challenge of piloting a team. The job reports to the Europe Finance Editor.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reporting on the latest developments in the financial market;

  • Translating advanced market information into content that appeals to a broad readership;

  • Writing meaningful and thought-provoking articles; and

  • Managing and mentoring financial reporters.

Key Skills - Essentials

  • Able to lead and inspire a team of financial Reporters;

  • Navigates well in uncertainty and works at pace;

  • Thrives on challenges and operates well in a constantly changing, dynamic environment;

  • Confident communicator, engages well with diverse stakeholders (both internal and external); and

  • Has keen interest in current affairs and is well-versed in the news world.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics or related fields; and

  • Unrestricted ability to work in the United Kingdom.


  • Extensive experience in European financial market reportage in a journalist capacity from a daily news environment, preferably at a top-tier news organisation.

  • Extensive experience as both a Reporter and an Editor on various types of financial journalism, including covering companies, banks, deals and markets.

  • Experience working overseas, especially in Asia, is key.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five articles that represent the type of work described.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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 36 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: 14486