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Dow Jones Asia Political Editor in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an Asia Political Editor to help drive and shape our coverage of politics and geopolitics in Asia.

The successful candidate will help lead coverage of a region that sits at the epicenter of the major geopolitical realignment currently under way. You will manage stories about ballistic missile tests in North Korea, the changing posture of the U.S. military in Asia, Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea and Xi Jinping’s steady clampdown on freedoms at home. You will help shepherd coverage of Hindu nationalism in India, the growing civil war in Myanmar and Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

The ideal candidate will be deft at handling breaking news and skilled at editing long-form stories. You will coach reporters to be creative and ambitious in breaking and telling the best stories in the region. You will be highly effective at working across time zones, in particular collaborating with our Washington bureau. You will think innovatively about how to tell stories.

The position is based in Singapore.

You will:

  • Help guide reporters to break news, find people-driven ways of telling stories and elevate spot news.

  • Support reporters in identifying novel ways to tell their stories, including through graphics, photos, videos and podcasts.

  • Work closely with editors and reporters in other regions to help lead globe-spanning stories.

  • Collaborate with colleagues in business, finance and economics in identifying and leading stories at the nexus of geopolitics and money.

You have:

  • At least several years of editing experience, including a demonstrated ability to handle fast-moving and high-profile news events.

  • Sharp news judgment and an ability to work under deadline pressure.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to lead coverage across bureaus and coverage areas.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing how you would do the job, and five examples of your best work.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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: 41777