WSJ seeks a careers and workplace reporter in New York

September 29, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal’s Life & Work team is hiring an ambitious, creative and productive reporter to spot workplace and hiring trends as they’re happening and help readers navigate careers and the changing nature of work.

The Journal’s Life & Work desk helps guide readers’ decisions and examines the ways we spend money and time, manage our careers, use technology, improve our health and better our relationships. You’ll write both news and service stories about the world of work: the return to offices; millennials moving into management; the pains and triumphs of workplace technology; the issues people encounter (and create) on the job; as well as the latest ideas in management.

It’s a fascinating time to take on this beat as individuals and businesses alike assess the changes of the pandemic and forces shifting the dynamics of power between employees and bosses. You’ll report trend stories, write off the news and pitch stories and projects with big impact.

You are an idea machine with keen curiosity and wide interests who can deliver deadline copy with verve. You spot trends ahead of the competition, have a wide source list, can tackle different types of stories at once, and can compel people to talk on the record about their hopes, dreams and gripes.

You will:

  • Report, write and fact-check an average of 1-2 stories a week.
  • Work with visuals teams, from graphics to photo to video.
  • Develop close relationships with sources across industries and have a knack for communing with workers.
  • Pitch lots of ideas, on and off the news.
  • Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about topics in the news.

You have:

  • 3+ years of reporting experience, ideally covering the workplace and careers with a demonstrated ability to break news.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally.
  • A track record in a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise and news.
  • Passion for consumer journalism and excellent collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must.

This job will be based in New York and reports to Careers & Workplace Bureau Chief Lynn Cook.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your experience and what you would bring to this job, a detailed resume and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.

To apply, go here.

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