WSJ seeks a reporter to cover TV and streaming

September 12, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a reporter to cover the TV business, from news and sports channels to the leading entertainment networks, as the industry is reshaped by streaming’s rise.

One major task will be to cover cable news channels such as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, as they remake their lineups and adjust to fresh leadership, as well as the major broadcast news outlets. You will also follow the biggest networks in sports media, including ESPN, and track the heated competition for rights to air and stream games.

While news and sports remain the biggest selling points of cable, many entertainment and lifestyle channels face more acute challenges as viewership shifts to streaming services. The job entails chronicling how companies from Paramount to NBCUniversal are navigating this change.

The successful candidate will be deft and creative at sourcing, and will be capable of generating scoops and high-impact enterprise stories.

The New York-based position reports to Media Editor Amol Sharma.

You will:

  • Cover the TV business, including news, sports and entertainment channels
  • Be part of WSJ’s team coverage of the streaming sector
  • Focus on news & scoops, as well as deeply-reported, revelatory features

You have:

  • Business-reporting experience
  • A demonstrated ability to generate scoops and conceptualize features
  • The ability to collaborate with reporters covering adjacent beats
  • Strong writing ability

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the role. Please also send links to several published clips, including any scoops and in-depth features that are representative 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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