WSJ seeks a personal economics reporter

September 12, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal’s Personal Finance bureau seeks a reporter who can help readers navigate the economics of everyday life.

There is information asymmetry in every financial transaction. You will tell stories that give readers the information and insights to improve their odds by:

1) crunching the numbers on financial decisions big and small, breaking down the strategies and game theory of the ways we spend, save, and borrow.

2) Making the macro micro, explaining how forces like inflation or fiscal policy play out in our actual lives.

You will:

  • Jump on news and spot story angles and trends that keep us ahead of the competition.
  • Write daily and weekly stories and pursue long, medium and short-term stories, often collaborating with other reporters in our newsroom.
  • Be part of an innovative, nimble bureau that forges tight connections with its audience. The opportunities for experimentation are many, as are the off-platform parts of the job, from podcast interviews to live events to Twitter videos.

You have:

  • A demonstrated track record of producing rigorous, readable journalism in personal finance.
  • A knack for spotting the money angles others miss and a desire to expand the breadth of what personal finance means and the scope of what service journalism can achieve.
  • A fanatical devotion to accuracy and detail.

You will report to Jeremy Olshan, bureau chief for Personal Finance. The job is based in New York.

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