WSJ seeks a Careers and Work columnist
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a creative, enterprising journalist to write a reported column about the quirks, realities and frustrations of workplaces today. This weekly column would give voice to workers far from the C-suite at a pivotal moment for companies, digging into the turf battles on Slack, the issues young people encounter (and create) at work, the latest management fads and the mysteries of the office fridge.
Among the many topics to explore: remote and hybrid work, office returns, life in the gig economy, productivity demands, the pains and triumphs of workplace technology, millennials moving into management, professional relationships, burnout and more.You will bring an anthropologist’s eye to office life, delivering deeply reported weekly columns from the front lines. Your columns will both catalog the idiosyncrasies and quirks of our daily interactions people have on the job and articulate their broader significance, too.
You have a wide source list, a jam-packed idea file and the ability to compel people to talk on the record about their hopes, dreams and gripes. You bring solid reporting and wit to the task, and spot trends well ahead of the competition. You are collegial, organized and an excellent communicator.
Several years experience as a reporter is preferred; a background in business journalism is a plus. This job presents plentiful opportunities for range, from shorter pieces off the news, deep enterprise and multi-platform work from video and podcasts to visuals to live journalism.
You will report to the Careers & Workplace bureau chief, Lynn Cook. To apply, upload your résumé, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the column, and examples of your work.
To apply, go here.