The Wall Street Journal is seeking a white-collar crime reporter to join its legal team in New York.
The reporter will be charged with covering some of the nation’s most important corporate and financial investigations emanating from the federal prosecutors’ offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York state attorney general, the Manhattan district attorney, and other agencies.
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver substantial scoops, enterprise, and smart analyses that go well beyond reporting what the agencies disclose publicly.
To that end, a top priority for the position is developing deep sources in law enforcement and the white collar legal bar. The successful candidate will drive coverage for high-profile cases that regularly land on section fronts and the front page.
The ability to produce accurate, insightful copy from the courtroom is also required. Candidates need not be legal experts. But they should possess a demonstrated record of building sources and breaking news, and the writing skill to make complex subjects understandable to a general audience.
Strong collaboration skills are a must, as the legal team regularly teams up with colleagues around the world.
The position is based in New York.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and up to five published clips.
To apply, go here.