The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover travel for Life & Work, our new desk focused on personal business, from workplace and money to travel and life. This newsy beat sits at the heart of our coverage area and is a topic of huge reader interest and journalistic opportunity.
Your reporting will inform, entertain--and sometimes commiserate with--our audience as it navigates a changed landscape of travel, taking on issues from the skyrocketing costs of getting around to the trend in work-cations to the ethics of traveling to countries where local residents have little access to vaccines. You’ll dive into the world of business travelers as they get back on the road, and you’ll stay on top of changing guidelines for travel to destinations around the world. You’ll contribute coverage to all Journal platforms and sections and deliver fast, insightful stories along with deeper features and enterprise. And you’ll have the opportunity to think innovatively about our digital storytelling and to engage with our audience.
You will report to the Personal Health & Travel bureau chief. While the position would ideally be based with the rest of the team in our New York office, we are open to pitches that a different U.S. location could be an asset to our coverage.
Report, write and fact-check an average of 1-2 stories a week;
Develop close relationships with sources across the industry;
Scour industry boards and publications, along with social media for hidden developments that can have massive consumer impact;
Generate lots of ideas, both on and off the news;
Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about developments in travel.
The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally;
Attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking skills;
A keen eye for trends and opportunities for deeper stories;
A background in covering business topics through a consumer lens;
Strong collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must
At least 3 years of reporting experience
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
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