WSJ seeks a Russia reporter

May 13, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced and enterprising journalist to work as a correspondent in its Moscow bureau. We are looking for an accomplished candidate who can report and write ambitious stories on Russia’s economy, politics and people.

This is a job for someone who wants to dig into Russian business and markets as well as cover general and political news. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put it at odds with the West as international relations veer toward a new Cold War.

An important focus will be the impact of international sanctions on the Russian economy and its population as well as Moscow’s efforts to counter their effects. We want a reporter who can write intelligently about central bank policy and bring to life the country’s powerful business people.

Delving deeply into the economic underpinnings of Russian power will be key to mastering this beat. We want a team player equally capable of dominating breaking news and delivering deeply reported narratives.

You will:

  • Cultivate sources and break news, delivering scoops and analysis that separate your work from the pack. Your writing will be revelatory to both a general audience and those well-versed in the region’s politics.
  • Deliver ambitious enterprise stories that start conversations and set agendas. You are part of a team but it is your job to be the expert on your region, conceive of feature ideas and report them out.
  • Collaborate with colleagues globally while reporting on a range of topics.

You have:

  • A track record of dominating a beat and producing scoops and enterprise ahead of the competition.
  • A demonstrated ability to tackle ambitious projects and find original approaches to coverage, and the motivation to work independently when needed.
  • Preferably, some Russian language skills.

The position will be based in Moscow and will report to Moscow Bureau Chief Ann Simmons.

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.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.

To apply, go here.

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