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Dow Jones Bureau Chief, Personal Finance in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising bureau chief to lead and expand our coverage of personal finance. You will manage a team of reporters covering money and the ways we spend, save and invest.

The opportunity to report crucial news about personal finance has never been greater. Rising generations are navigating a world different from the ones their parents did, with different financial milestones and roadblocks. Meanwhile, the Boomers’ transition into retirement and old age has set in motion a historic transfer of wealth with vast ripple effects. Digital tools are offering new ways to pay, save and invest, and a new wave of everyday investors are drawn to big bets and new assets like cryptocurrency. All of this raises urgent questions about whether much of the time-worn personal finance wisdom still applies.

You will drive daily coverage on these topics and more, and you will lead projects and major coverage story lines. You will talk through stories with editors and strategize with reporters. You excel at conceptual stories and packages, jump onto news and spot opportunities for enterprise. You help reporters own their beats and take creative approaches to storytelling, and you use data and SEO to shape and sharpen headlines and story angles. You read widely and stay on top of personal finance news, as well as the zeitgeist of money matters -- all putting reader concerns first.

We're looking for someone who has three or more years of experience managing reporters and a proven ability to break news as well as tell compelling feature stories across platforms.

While you will likely start remotely, the job is based in New York and reports to Nikki Waller, Life & Work coverage chief.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work. The application deadline is Oct. 15.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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: 27872