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Dow Jones Deputy Bureau Chief, Bankruptcy in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a deputy bureau chief to help run coverage for its bankruptcy group. This team covers some of the biggest Wall Street names and players focused on financial distress and special situations. In this role, you will help lead a team of reporters who break news and write analysis on corporate and municipal distress for The Wall Street Journal and its specialized WSJ Pro bankruptcy product. You will help drive our coverage of today’s biggest stories in retail, energy and distressed M&A as businesses and individuals try to regain their footing and emerge from the havoc brought on by the pandemic.

A strong knowledge of bankruptcy law and the various parties that shape bankruptcy proceedings is preferred, but we’re also open to candidates who have a strong knowledge of corporate finance and business. This role also requires a skilled editor comfortable with tight deadlines who can fashion stories and a daily newsletter for both the specialist readers of WSJ Pro and the more general readers of the Journal. We’re open-minded about candidates possibly taking a player-coach approach and writing select stories, though the primary focus is guiding and inspiring our team to turn out industry-leading coverage.

You will report to the WSJ Pro’s bankruptcy bureau chief. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

You will:

  • Provide sophisticated analysis that informs professionals in corporate restructuring.

  • Produce market moving scoops on distressed, corporate and municipal borrowers.

  • Elevate and shepherd bankruptcy stories to reach the wider Wall Street Journal audience.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and samples of writing or editing clips.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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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: 25858