WSJ seeks Hong Kong/China finance reporter
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a creative and enterprising journalist to cover Hong Kong, China and the intersection of finance and politics. You will closely track Hong Kong’s evolution as an international business and finance hub that is simultaneously struggling with Beijing’s tightening grip and benefiting from a flood of Chinese money. You will produce news scoops and original stories about major global financial institutions, the movement of money across borders, and the tensions that are influencing how business is done in this part of the world.
This is a pivotal time for China’s expanding role in global finance. The capital markets are beginning to show the same bipolarity seen in trade, militaries, the economy and technology — a two-pillar world dominated by the U.S. and China. Stock-trading volumes in Hong Kong have swelled, and Chinese companies are raising tens of billions of dollars and shunning U.S. exchanges in the process. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is grappling with sanctions, restrictive U.S. policies and a national security law that is driving out expatriate and local talent.
You will need to show that you have the independence, drive and ability to dig for deeper stories, and produce first-rate reporting and writing. We’re looking for someone who is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and who has a track record of breaking news and producing original enterprise stories that resonate with a global audience. Several years of writing for international publications and experience covering finance are preferred, though we will look broadly at candidates’ skills.
You will be based in Hong Kong and report to the Journal’s Asia Finance Editor. Please submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest in this job, a detailed resume, and a half-dozen clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.
To apply, go here.