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Wall Street Journal seeks a bankruptcy reporter

August 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover corporate distress and bankruptcy.

This is a high energy job for someone who wants to be able to cover the big corporate upheavals, including the bankruptcies of crypto companies and retailers.

The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for details that bring these stories to life while not losing sight of the larger picture. Stories can come from healthcare, the energy industry, financial services, retail.

Along with excellent news coverage that adheres to the highest ethical standards, newsletters and live journalism are growth areas for the Journal, and you will be part of shaping our approach and execution in these areas.

You will:

  • Develop sources across companies, investors, law firms and funds.
  • Conceive and write news stories and develop big-picture enterprise pieces
  • Contribute to WSJ podcasts and conduct interviews during our live-journalism events
  • Be a collegial team player who is comfortable collaborating as well as doing solo work
  • Contribute to the daily newsletter

You have:

  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • A nose for news that your competitors are missing
  • Ambition and sharp reporting skills
  • The ability to explain complex subjects in clear and engaging ways
  • Ideally, experience covering corporate finance, restructuring or private equity.

The position is based in New York and reports to the WSJ Pro Bankruptcy Editor. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role. Please also submit work samples.

Pay Range: $50,000 – $180,000

Closing date: 7 October 2023

For further details click here.

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