WSJ corp team makes changes, has openings
Wall Street Journal business editor Jamie Heller sent out the following on Wednesday:
Hello! Lots of excitement in Corp to share of new hires, appointments and openings.
Rob Copeland is taking on coverage of Alphabet. Rob joined our San Francisco bureau last year and immediately distinguished the Journal, breaking stories on companies from SpaceX to Allbirds and delivering impactful leders including on Palantir. In his previous role covering hedge funds for M&I, he revealed scandal at Platinum Partners and, with Bradley Hope, did a memorable series of stories on hedge-fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates.
Patience Haggin has joined our Media & Marketing team in New York covering digital advertising, data and marketing. She’s already written about YouTube’s latest brand safety controversy and an ad tech merger, and has more great stories in the works. She previously worked for the Journal’s Pro Venture Capital publication in San Francisco and at the Recorder, a legal publication in the Bay Area. Most recently she was freelancing in Italy.
Jeff Horwitz is taking on coverage of Facebook. Jeff joins us in San Francisco from the AP, where he had been part of the AP’s Washington investigative team and broke stories on Paul Manafort’s lobbying. The Knight Bagehot Fellowship last year named Jeff the 2018 recipient of its Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize for that reporting, which it called path breaking and persistent. A seasoned business reporter, Jeff also has worked at the American Banker and Legal Times.
Parmy Olson joins us in April in London to write about tech and cybersecurity. Parmy is a 14-year veteran of Forbes, including a five-year stint as London bureau chief. She has been writing broadly about tech, including reporting on the world’s biggest companies in covers for the magazine. One of her most-recent pieces exposed worry among insiders at a U.K. healthcare app over AI-generated diagnostics, sparking heightened regulatory scrutiny. She is the author of We Are Anonymous, a book about the rise and fall of hacker networks.
Liam Pleven, a member of the publishing desk in New York, is now the senior publishing editor for Corp. Liam is an experienced editor and reporter who has covered everything from war in Afghanistan to AIG. Previously a reporter and editor in M&I and an editor on the world desk, Liam will be working closely with editors and reporters in corporate as well as editors on the publishing platforms and social to ensure smooth publication and successful outreach to our readers.
Meanwhile, we have posted several new positions. In San Francisco, we are beefing up our editing ranks. We are looking for two editors to work with teams of reporters on some of the most fascinating and fast-moving subjects in business. If you are an editor or reporter game for this challenge, we’d love to hear from you. We have also posted two San Francisco reporting jobs. One is covering Uber and Lyft, which are pursuing public offerings, as well as Airbnb. The other is a tech news reporter who will primarily focus on Amazon.com, working with Laura Stevens, and who also will handle other tech news and features. This position is a great opportunity to work with one of our veterans covering one of the world’s most-influential companies. If you’re interested in any of these jobs or know someone great who might be, please contact me or Jason Dean, SF bureau chief.
Elsewhere, Julie Jargon’s move to write our new Family & Tech column creates an opening, based in Chicago, covering restaurants including McDonald’s and Starbucks. If you’re interested, please contact me or bureau chief Joanna Chung.
We also to have a great opportunity based in Los Angeles covering the rapidly changing world of gambling, reporting to Ethan Smith; an opening covering the auto business in Detroit, reporting to Christina Rogers; and a role as a tech columnist in Beijing.
For all of the above and other opportunities to come, we are looking for the best reporters and editors in the world to cover business for the world’s best business publication. If you’re interested in learning more in general, or know someone outside WSJ who might be, please reach out.