WSJ seeks an entertainment reporter in LA
The Wall Street Journal is hiring an entertainment reporter in Los Angeles to cover the booming business of talent.
Streaming services’ quest for subscribers, and popular programming to attract them, is upending the market for producers, actors, directors and showrunners. We are looking for a reporter who can capture and chronicle these changes through stories about individuals, shows, companies and the industry writ large. Coverage topics will range from the mini-empires that stars and producers are building, to the mega-deals distributors are offering, to the challenges entertainers face from shorter television seasons and lower royalty payments to fragmenting audiences.
We’re looking for a reporter who can both break news and write scoopy and compelling long-form narratives. You will chronicle how an influx of money is shaping culture and how changes in viewing habits are driving financial decisions.
You should be excited about the creative and financial sides of the entertainment industry. You will need to be collaborative and partner well with other reporters. We want someone who can think creatively about various forms of storytelling, from graphics to video. You should have several years of experience with a record of commanding a beat. Experience covering Hollywood, while not required, is preferred.
The job is based in Los Angeles and reports to the L.A. bureau chief.
To apply, go here.