OLD Media Moves

WSJ seeking private banking and wealth management reporter

March 16, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Rob Hunter, the personal finance editor at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following message on Friday afternoon:

The Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing bureau in New York is seeking an aggressive personal-finance reporter to cover private banking and wealth management.

Our mission, as the world’s preeminent provider of personal-finance coverage, is to help readers understand the tectonic shifts taking place in the global markets and to offer concrete advice on how to seize opportunities and avoid hidden dangers. Just as important, we aim to tell gripping tales of fortunes won and lost with the flair and elegance to which Journal readers are accustomed.

The successful candidate will have experience covering private banking, wealth management or other facets of the banking or money-management industries. He or she will demonstrate an ability to write action-oriented stories for the Weekend Investor section that help readers determine which strategies are attractive and which are to be avoided, and explain how the latest news developments or financial-market trends might affect their net worth. He or she will also write news stories and features for the Money & Investing section, as well as high-impact pieces for Page One.

A deep Rolodex of bankers, consumer advocates, economists, and regulators is essential, as is the ability to distill complex material into clear language.

Interested candidates should apply to Francesco Guerrera, Rick Brooks or Rob Hunter.

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