WSJ seeks an obituaries reporter

December 8, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced reporter to write obituaries and other features for the Journal’s special reports. We are looking for somebody who can write entertaining and informative features about people who led important and interesting lives, as well as contribute to all sorts of other stories for various sections.

You will:

–Write obituaries that will appear online during the week and run in print on Saturday.

— Stay up to date on recent deaths as part of an effort to find people deserving of obituaries in the Journal.

–Write advance obituaries of famous people.

–Be prepared and able to respond to unexpected events.

–Write other features for special reports and other parts of the Journal.

You have:

–Ideally, several years of reporting experience.

— Experience writing feature stories, especially profiles that show an ability to capture the subject in a compelling way..

— Proven ability to report and write clearly under deadlines.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and examples of your 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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