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Dow Jones Personal Finance Reporter in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a personal finance reporter who’s eager to take big news moments and report on what it means for American’s pocketbooks.

New policies in Washington, swings in financial markets, products that capture a cultural moment—there’s a what-it-means-for-your-money story in them all. We are looking for a journalist who is eager to explore widely across personal finance and keen to be newsy and in the moment.

You should also have an interest in financial literacy for underserved Americans. Your beat will focus on thinking creatively and reporting newsworthy service stories about what it means to feel financially secure in America today and how readers can improve their financial lives to get there.

You should have a facility for explaining how simple and complex economic events affect money decisions for individuals. You will take a very detail-oriented approach to money, using data to report how costs or fees compare with an understanding of how different saving or spending strategies affect a person’s bottom line.

Personal Finance is a digitally minded bureau that forges tight connections with its online audience, so we need someone who is comfortable and innovative with digital formats. You will be involved in the personal finance group’s multitude of digital offerings, from Twitter videos and Snapchat programming to interactive games, user-generated content and other new formats. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of reporting experience and the ability to report and write on deadline.

The position reports to the Editor, Personal Finance. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and five clips.

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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: 25989