WSJ seeks a reporter to cover business legal affairs

January 23, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced journalist to join its Washington bureau covering legal issues that affect business, including antitrust enforcement by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission and relevant litigation before the Supreme Court.

The job will involve tracking investigations of proposed corporate mergers as well as government antitrust lawsuits challenging the business practices of large companies such as Google and Facebook. These are priorities for our coverage and come at an exciting time on the beat, as Washington officials have pledged to take on powerful companies in ways not seen in decades.

The position also involves some Supreme Court coverage of issues pertaining to the central topics of WSJ coverage – business, finance, economics and issues that impact all three – and tracking of major cases in the lower federal courts in D.C. and rulings from elsewhere that focus on Washington policy and the business community.

You should have at least five years of reporting experience and a demonstrated range of skills: familiarity with legal issues; a strong interest in business issues writ large; and the ability to deliver scoops, write quickly on breaking stories, and deliver longer-form legal-analysis and feature stories.

You will be expected to work in partnership with our colleagues in the D.C. bureau and others across the WSJ newsroom, and will report directly to our Justice and Judiciary Editor James Graff. While you may start remotely, this job will eventually be based in the WSJ’s Washington D.C. office.

To apply, go here.

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