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WSJ looking for deputy econ editor

November 16, 2009

David Wessel, who oversees The Wall Street Journal‘s economics coverage, is looking for a new No. 2 to help him.

In an e-mail to the paper’s staff, Wessel writes that the deputy bureau chief for economics will help “edit and manage a lively and productive team of reporters in New York and Washington who cover a wide range of beats from the daily ups and downs of the macro-economy to the Federal Reserve to consumer bankruptcy trends to the immediate and long-lasting changes caused by the worst financial crisis in half a century. The bureau tends the Outlook column as well as the Real Time Economics site on WSJ.com.

“It works closely with Dow Jones Newswires reporters and WSJ bureaus in the US and overseas. The deputy is encouraged to write as well as edit The successful candidate will either have a background in economics or some editing experience, and preferably both.

“The global economy, always core coverage to the WSJ, is a particularly important and interesting right now.  It’s a beat  full of news and stories that matter to our readers that run in all parts of the print paper and wsj.com. It’s a great mix of urgent news and in-depth analysis features, as the bureau’s recent output demonstrates. It’s a beat that rins from global forces in markets  to the worries of CEOs and top policymakers to the circumstances of workers and families.

“A more detailed job description follows. If you’re interested and want to know more, contact David Wessel or Mitra Kalita, who is moving to another assigment with the wsj, and respond to the on-line job posting when it’s up.”

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