WSJ seeks tech finance/IPOs reporter in Hong Kong
China’s role in global finance is growing and changing — and we’re looking for a top-notch journalist to help The Wall Street Journal tell that story better than anyone else.
The WSJ is seeking an experienced and enterprising reporter to cover initial public offerings and fundraisings by companies in China — with a focus on tech — and to pitch in helping our team write more broadly about what’s moving financial markets in Asia.
The ideal candidate will deliver scoops, analysis, and deep dives into the biggest topics on the beat. There should be no shortage of stories to write. This is a pivotal time for capital markets, which 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. The days of Chinese companies flocking to American stock exchanges appear numbered, as regulators in Beijing and Washington rein in the practice from opposite sides of the Pacific.
You will be a core member of our team covering Beijing’s crackdown on Internet and gig-economy companies, changes in the broader world of China finance, and the fallout for the world’s capital markets.
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. You should have a track record of breaking news and producing original enterprise stories that could resonate with a global audience. You should also be comfortable ranging beyond stocks to write about bonds, currencies and energy markets. Fluency in Mandarin is preferred.
You should submit a cover letter describing how you would approach this job, a detailed resume, and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities. This position is based in Hong Kong and reports to the Journal’s Asia Markets Editor.
To apply, go here.