The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover the NBA and WNBA. This is the Journal’s primary beat writer covering all of professional basketball.
You should be a self-starter with a desire to develop original enterprise reporting, seek deep sourcing across the leagues and push for news.
The position requires an understanding of how the game and its culture have evolved in recent years. Data analysis has changed the way basketball itself is played. Individual players have gained immense power that sometimes transcends their teams. The game continues to become more global in nature.
In addition to the NBA, you must also be a versatile reporter who can help out on other topics in the offseason and make major contributions to our coverage of areas such as Olympic sports. You will also work alongside other sports colleagues in reporting and executing bigger projects.
WSJ Sports specializes in unexpected stories that speak to both hard-core fans and readers who don’t think of themselves as hard-core sports fans.
You will report to Bruce Orwall, Global Sports Editor. While you may start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
Develop original enterprise stories on professional basketball.
Find smart, unexpected angles that advance major breaking news events.
Work with colleagues to conceive and executive bigger projects around major sports themes and events.
At least one or two years of professional journalism experience.
A demonstrated ability to separate from the pack and find original approaches to even the most commoditized sports events.
An ability and desire to use data to unearth fresh stories on how games are played and how sports themselves are changing.
A commitment to collegial work on a small, fast-moving team.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and several clips.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
Req ID: 31661