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WSJ seeks City reporter in London

March 26, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Dow Jones is seeking a journalist to join its innovative WSJ City team, which focuses on telling stories smartly and concisely for a busy, international audience. The role is based in London and covers a shift starting at 6.30am.

You’ll be an innovator at heart with a keen sense of how to enhance the news experience for a time-pressed audience. The WSJ City newsfeed is a key element of spin-off apps that require fast, high-quality news throughout the day. It also helps feed Dow Jones Newswires and our markets coverage at WSJ.

The role primarily focuses on adapting WSJ and other Dow Jones content for a time-pressed audience, with opportunities for original reporting and chance to dive into stories and A-heds. You’ll be passionate about user experience and will be closely watching our industry to bring new ideas to the table.

The candidate will have excellent news sense and be able to work to high standards, at times unsupervised. You’ll be responsible for ensuring WSJ City and its spin-offs are kept fresh with content during the day, and may be asked to work an earlier shift from home starting at 6.30 am UK time, ending at 3 pm.

It’s imperative that you’re able to make sound judgments on what constitutes must-read news and be able to present this in a compelling way.

You’ll know what makes a great push alert or tweet, know how to prioritize stories and have a keen visual eye to ensure WSJ City and its spin-offs are comprehensive and lively and meet their key requirement of keeping readers deeply informed in five minutes a day.

You’ll need to be familiar with how financial markets work and why they move, as well as having a sound understanding of business, finance, tech and political news.

To apply, go here.

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