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Dow Jones Bureau Chief, Economics in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced editor to lead our coverage of the U.S. economy.

As U.S. Economy Bureau Chief, you’ll manage a team of reporters covering the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve at a pivotal time. Unemployment, spending and inflation data all tell us that the economy is in good shape. The people living in it say otherwise. There are countless stories to be told in this gulf between data and sentiment, stories that will help our audience cast their votes in the coming presidential election.

We’re looking for an editor who’s fluent in Fed-speak and economic data. Equally important is the ability to help reporters unearth and develop the people-driven stories that illuminate it. Your job is to deliver must-read stories about how people, businesses and governments are experiencing the economy’s ups and downs – and about the policymakers and central bankers keeping it in check.

Familiarity with financial markets, the economy’s circulatory system, is essential, as is a strong grasp on the political dynamics that influence Americans’ attitudes about the country’s financial health.

The ideal candidate is comfortable handling scoops, managing breaking news, editing ambitious features and coaching reporters to produce their best work.

  • You will:

  • Identify and seize storylines, guiding reporters to success and advocating for them within and beyond our organization.

  • Edit stories, ensuring they are compelling and adhere to WSJ standards.

  • Support, guide, encourage and inspire your team of reporters.

  • Pursue various forms of storytelling including visuals, podcasts, video and other digital experiences.

  • Be comfortable collaborating and coordinating with colleagues around the world.

  • Be an essential part of our team of finance editors world-wide responsible for delivering best-in-class business journalism.

  • You have:

  • A track record of identifying important stories, driving coverage and delivering scoops and enterprise in multiple formats.

  • Deep knowledge of finance, markets and the Federal Reserve.

  • Elite-level communication and excellent writing and editing ability.

  • At least 10 years of journalism experience.

The position is based in New York and reports to the Finance Coverage Chief.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and a memo outlining how you would approach this beat and examples of your work.

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.

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Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 40706

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