WSJ seeks a business of law reporter

February 25, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced journalist to join its Law Bureau as a national reporter focused on the business of law and legal issues central to companies, consumers and workers.

This position provides a broad range of story opportunities for the reporter who is passionate about the law and the people who practice it. Your diverse beat will include coverage of the biggest developments and personalities in the legal profession, as well as litigation finance and law schools. It also will include substantial coverage of litigation across the U.S. involving top companies, from mass torts and antitrust to labor and securities cases.

These coverage areas are priorities for the Journal and at times will allow you to work with talented company and industry reporters across the WSJ newsroom. You also will work alongside a team of legal reporters based in New York and Washington. Recent successful collaborations included coverage of litigation stemming from the opioid crisis and product liability cases involving Bayer’s Roundup brand weed killer and Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder.

You should have at least five years of reporting experience and a demonstrated range of skills: familiarity with legal issues; a strong interest in business issues writ large; and the ability to deliver scoops, write quickly on breaking stories, and producer longer-form legal-analysis and enterprise stories.

While you may start remotely, this position is based in our New York City office. You will report to the Law Bureau Chief.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the role.

To apply, go here.

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