The Wall Street Journal is looking for quick-thinking reporters for our breaking-news reporting team in New York. This group at the heart of the newsroom is the first word on many of the most important stories of the day, writing with speed, precision and authority across subject areas.
Driven by the Journal’s coverage priorities and audience data, these reporters will focus on delivering the timely news our digital readers want and need. The team’s breaking news remit will range widely across subjects, from business to general news around the country and beyond. The team will operate in close coordination with other reporting groups across the Journal, often kicking off coverage before passing the baton.
In addition to breaking news, this team will look for smart opportunities to join the conversation on other trending stories and topics.
You should be resourceful, comfortable with cold-calling police departments or corporate press offices, and excited by the chase for a developing story. You should have strong news judgment, excellent research skills and a good sense for what our audience is looking for. You will be expected to quickly produce clean, error-free copy, writing with precision and authority.
This role requires some schedule flexibility -- the desk will be operating from early morning to late evening. You will report to the Speed & Trending Coverage Chief. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
Monitor and report on breaking news of all types
Track developing stories drawing interest online, find WSJ angles and report them out for publication before the trend shifts
On big breaking news, take feeds from multiple colleagues and develop them into a well-rounded piece or pieces
Broad interests and experience across subject areas
Proven ability to write on deadline
Solid understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly presentation and what it means for how we do our jobs
3+ years of reporting experience
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and up to five clips.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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Req ID: 26039