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Dow Jones Economy Reporter, Newswires in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Dow Jones Newswires seeks a reporter to cover the U.S. economy, including the Federal Reserve, economic indicators such as nonfarm payrolls, the consumer price index, gross domestic product, retail sales and home prices, as well as market and investor reaction to economic news.

In this crucial beat, the reporter will cover breaking news in real time, serving Dow Jones Newswires’ global professional readership. The role comes as the US battles inflation and consumers are trying to make their dollars go further, at a time when rates remain at historically high levels during an election year. In such an environment, every economic indicator is a chance for our professional subscribers to make time-sensitive calls.

Based in New York City, the reporter will work closely with Newswires editors and coordinate closely with colleagues at the Wall Street Journal to ensure breaking news is covered quickly and accurately. The successful candidate will work with editors at Newswires and WSJ specifically to reduce latency, increase volume and improve readability of our coverage of U.S. interest rate action and economic data releases.

Excellent news judgment and a close eye for detail are essential. Successful candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where teamwork and communication skills will be hugely important.

The reporter would also be expected to write analysis pieces that thread the needle on economic policy decisions that impact professional customers and investors. Many of these decisions have long-reaching implications for months or years to come.

This is an exciting opportunity to write market-leading breaking news for Dow Jones, the global authority in business journalism and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

You will:

  • Exercise exceptional news judgment to identify news of importance to professionals, with the ability to efficiently prioritize the key elements of breaking news in tight headlines, a quick story, then updates with background and analysis.

  • Recognize and respond to the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.

  • Collaborate with reporters and editors from other groups, including Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ and other colleagues and those in other bureaus and regions.

  • Communicate precisely and with compassion.

  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics.

You have:

  • A minimum two-years experience working in business or financial news and can demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic news.

  • A well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.

  • The ability to prioritize tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn.

  • Flexibility in changing/handing off tasks.

  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.

  • A solid sense of teamwork.

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 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:

Union role

Pay Range: 40,000 - 160,000

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: 42226