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WSJ Detroit bureau seeks auto reporter

January 12, 2010

Wall Street Journal Detroit bureau chief Neal Boudette sent out the following e-mail to the newspaper’s staff on Tuesday:

“The Detroit bureau is seeking a hard-nosed reporter eager to grab a big chunk of what has become a once-in-life time story – the historic restructuring of the American auto industry.

“As the last 12 months have demonstrated, this is a fast-paced beat absolutely teeming with news and seemingly endless opportunities to write high-impact stories for A1, B1 and beyond.

“We want an energetic team-player with the smarts to mine an already-stacked source list and continue the bureau’s run of scoops. This person must also be able to round out the coverage will telling, inside-the-board room leders and features.

“Ambition and drive are required; auto experience isn’t.

“The job also comes with a pick-up truck load of fringe benefits. The lucky winner will get a free trip to Europe – for the Geneva auto show is in March, or the Paris show in October. As a member of the auto team, you’d also get to drive some pretty cool cars – ever heard of an Audi R8? Look it up.

“Lastly, the automotive ahed possibilities are almost illegal (see ‘Hot Rod Heaven: Speeding for Charity On a Utah Highway — As State Troopers Looked On, A Supercar Flew Off Road; Questions About Next Year,’ Aug. 19, 2006).”

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