WSJ seeks an Asia business, finance and economics editor

May 17, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced journalist to become Business, Finance & Economics Editor in Asia, based in Singapore.

Asia is at the center of many of the seismic changes of our time: the battle for dominance in chips and AI, the race to own the future of EVs, the global fallout of the slowdown in China and India’s ambitions to become an economic power. Western companies are revisiting long-held assumptions about doing business in China. Money is flowing into dark and unregulated corners of Asia and beyond.

These are trends that sit at the nexus of geopolitics, business, economics and finance. To succeed in this role, you will need to think creatively and ambitiously about how to capture the pivotal changes in Asia’s corporate and financial landscape for the Journal’s business-minded readers. You will lead a team of corporate and finance reporters who are expected to develop sources, break news, write ambitious features, profile newsmakers in Asia and help readers

world-wide understand the significance of business shifts in the region.

The spectrum of possible stories is broad, requiring an editor with a discriminating eye, a deft hand with narrative storytelling and a keen sense of what our readers need and want to know about the region. We are committed to producing bold, exciting stories, combined with insightful and unmatched coverage of the biggest news. The editor will need to motivate and steer the team to reach those goals.

You will:

  • Set the agenda for finance, business and economics in Asia, while also overseeing the daily news flow
  • Build, maintain and nurture a winning team of reporters
  • Work closely with editors in London and New York to produce sharp, globe-spanning coverage
  • Seek new ways of doing our journalism digitally and visually

You have:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • A proven track record of dominating veins of coverage in business, finance or economics
  • Demonstrated success at managing news coverage and driving longer-term projects
  • The very highest standards of excellence, and a commitment to ambitious and distinctive journalism.

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.

To apply, go here.

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