The Wall Street Journal is seeking an ambitious audio reporter who is passionate about news to work on The Journal podcast, which is produced in collaboration with Gimlet Media.
The Journal is a daily podcast that takes listeners behind the biggest business news stories of the day. Using The Wall Street Journal’s deep reporting, our show focuses on money and business, applying those lenses to creatively tell narratives about everything from inflation to Hollywood, in 15- to 20-minute episodes.
As an audio reporter you will collaborate closely with the team to identify stories for original audio reporting and then produce episodes for the show. The reporter will voice their own episodes and may also act as a backup host when needed.
Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in audio journalism, with exceptional reporting, writing skills and strong experience producing audio in the studio and in the field. An ability to collaborate with the team and manage multiple projects is a must.
The position is based in our New York City office and in the interim will report to the Senior Editor of The Journal podcast.
To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and five links to past work that represents the type of work described. Please submit one piece that you’ve voiced. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.
Research, pitch and report original stories for narrative episodes that are clear, thorough, timely, fair and can be accomplished within a tight timeline.
Book, prep, record and produce interviews with sources inside and outside of WSJ.
Script and structure narratives for episodes.
Source timely news and archival audio.
Record and produce field reporting trips, script and build assemblies of full episodes.
Collaborate with WSJ and Gimlet’s reporters, producers and editors.
Step in as backup as a host for the show as needed.
At least five years of experience working as an audio reporter at a successful podcast or radio program.
At least two years of on-mic experience with an ability to sound like your authoritative and unique self.
Ability to tell business, markets, tech and science stories in creative ways.
Demonstrated experience working on longform narrative podcasts.
A track record of producing quality audio content efficiently under tight deadlines.
A professional-level understanding of audio editing-software, such as Pro Tools.
Exceptional written and collaboration skills.
A track record of working collaboratively and remaining calm under pressure.
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.
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
NYC Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000
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Req ID: 34969