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Dow Jones Deputy Bureau Chief, National Security in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a deputy bureau chief to help shape and shepherd our national security coverage.

You’ll help reporters develop must-read stories about the most dynamic people and issues in U.S. geopolitics. You’ll work closely with the Wall Street Journal’s team of Washington reporters covering foreign policy, Defense and the State departments, helping them conceptualize big impactful stories and elevate breaking news with unique angles.

The ideal candidate is equally comfortable handling breaking news, editing ambitious long-form features and coaching reporters to produce their best work.

You have:

  • Impeccable judgment and the ability to exercise it under intense deadline pressure.

  • Sharp writing and editing skills alongside a deep appreciation for the craft of reporting.

  • A keen sense of the Journal’s audience – both present and future – and a demonstrated ability to help reporters craft appealing features.

  • A track record of capably handling breaking news on deadline.

  • A strong desire to work across coverage areas to produce top-notch journalism.


  • 4 to 7 years experience running coverage of a relevant topic. Experienced reporters also are encouraged to apply.

  • An aptitude and willingness to use digital-publishing tools to produce engaging journalism across the Journal’s publishing platforms.

  • A deep understanding of the ins and outs of U.S. geopolitics and the inner workings of the Defense and State departments.

This position is based in Washington.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how you would approach the job. Please contact if you have questions.


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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: 40700