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WSJ seeks a national security and foreign policy editor

November 30, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editor for national security and foreign policy with a particular focus on the U.S.-China relationship and strategic challenges.

Based in Washington D.C., you will manage a group of a dozen reporters, reacting to breaking news while anticipating next steps. You will oversee the output of daily stories and long-term, long-form enterprise pieces

You will cooperate extensively with the WSJ’s Beijing bureau and other bureaus central to coverage of the U.S. push to enlist allies to counter China in military, economic and technological issues. An ability to coordinate coverage across time zones and to generate and lead stories with input from around the world is critical.

In addition to editing duties, you will have management responsibilities such as leading staff meetings, maintaining daily and weekly story budgets, and conducting performance reviews.

You must be fluent in international news events and be able to handle a demanding, high-pressure environment. You should have at least five years experience as an editor and be familiar with the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Congress, and intelligence agencies. International experience and experience as a manager are also valuable.

The Washington news team prizes its collegial atmosphere and such an attitude is a must for any candidate.

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

To apply, go here.

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