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WSJ seeks global autos editor

May 4, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

WSJ 2017The Wall Street Journal is looking for a seasoned journalist to helm our global autos coverage from Detroit.

The auto industry is undergoing remarkable shifts. Its once-core products — passenger cars — are falling out of favor as customers flock to SUVs and pickups. Technology is challenging everything from the dashboard to the engine to whether a driver even needs to be at the wheel — or whether people even need to own their own vehicles.

U.S. auto makers are striving to find their way in the growing China market, while Chinese companies seek opportunity beyond their borders. Auto makers and their suppliers are at the center of shifting politics and policy, from taxes and emissions rules to tariffs and Nafta.

And the dealer business is also in flux as technology creates price transparency and new ways of shopping.

We are looking for a chief who will take a broad view of the brief and identify and seize opportunities to drive the biggest stories and themes. At the same time, the group’s leader should guide dominant coverage of the biggest companies. We want candidates with a global view of the industry and the ability to coordinate and inspire coverage around the world. We are looking for a seasoned, motivating, can-do person committed to leading a terrific group of reporters in Detroit and to elevating the Journal’s autos coverage world-wide.

Candidates should be open to and creative about myriad forms of storytelling and committed to reaching our readers across platforms.

To apply, go here.

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