WSJ seeks a New York City reporter

September 14, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced, ambitious and versatile reporter to serve as a New York City correspondent on our U.S. News team.

This position represents an opportunity for a talented journalist to write about politics, economics, crime and the other issues that shape daily life in the largest U.S. metropolitan region for a national audience. It is also a chance to be part of an expanding U.S. news operation at the WSJ.

You should be someone equally adept at covering hardscrabble city hall politics and quickly jumping on breaking news of shootings and natural disasters, in a way that illuminates Journal readers on the issues that define our times.

You will:

  • Lead big breaking news coverage, working with colleagues around the newsroom to dominate stories and distinguish the WSJ from the competition.
  • Deliver ambitious enterprise stories that help the WSJ set an agenda on the leading national issues of the day.
  • Cultivate sources that allow you to break news and deliver scoops ahead of the competition.
  • Pursue stories on a range of topics and perspectives, and help produce audio, video and visual journalism.

You have:

  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to identify and execute important stories on deadline.
  • A demonstrated ability to tackle ambitious projects and find original approaches to coverage, and the motivation to work independently when needed.
  • A track record of finding and connecting with the communities, businesses, organizations and groups whose stories shine a spotlight on important national issues.
  • Preferably, at least five years of reporting experience, including at least some experience with politics, mass shootings and natural disasters.

The position will be based in New York City and report to the U.S. News East Coast Bureau Chief.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your best work.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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