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Dow Jones Reporter, Earth Sciences in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Health & Science group is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover news, ideas and people involving the Earth sciences—including geology, oceanography, climatology and more. Understanding these subjects is vital for our understanding of the world, and for the policy and business decisions made every day. Earthquakes devastate communities. Invasive species travel the globe piggybacking on international trade. Companies and markets struggle to define their carbon footprint. New technologies and policies are emerging to tackle all of these issues, and the Journal’s readers need coverage that reflects clear-eyed judgment and a sharp focus on the science and real-world impact. We're looking for someone with the vision to see impactful stories in a vast sea of information, the energy to jump on new research and breaking news of catastrophic events from earthquakes to hurricanes, and the ability to explain complicated science in an engaging, accessible way.

You will report to the science bureau chief. While you will likely start working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

You will:

  • Identify the most consequential developments, people and new research involving Earth sciences

  • Distill the complicated scientific concepts that shape our environments, daily lives and catastrophic events into compelling stories for our audience.

  • Spot and explain science stories in breaking news events.

You have:

  • At least 3-5 years covering science

  • Familiarity with recent developments in science and technology

  • Experience covering breaking science news

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

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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: 26344