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WSJ’s “Heard on the Street” looking for Asia editor, tech columnist

September 5, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal‘s “Heard on the Street” department is looking for two new staffers — an Asia editor to be based in Hong Kong and a tech columnist to be based in New York.

In an email to the staff, co-deputy editoers David Reilly and Liam Denning write, “Please feel free to forward to folks you think might be interested, internally or externally. For those interested in applying, please email Heard co-editors Liam Denning and David Reilly — liam.denning@wsj.com and david.reilly@wsj.com –with a cover letter, resume and clips.

Thanks,
Dave, Liam

Editor, Heard on the Street, Asia

Heard on the Street is looking for an energetic and ambitious Hong-Kong-based editor and columnist to lead its Asia team. The position involves commissioning, writing, and editing incisive financial commentary for all editions of The Wall Street Journal, Newswires and WSJ.com.

The successful candidate will have a front-row seat for one of the most important news stories of the day. China’s rapid economic development has been staggering and its companies are among the most powerful in the world. Japan’s economy is at a critical point as the government seeks to implement “Abenomics” and the country remains home to some of the world’s biggest brands. Meanwhile, countries ranging from established leaders such as South Korea to frontier economies such as Myanmar offer a wealth of companies and themes for the Heard to identify and explore.

Candidates should be deeply analytical and able to take a reported view on complex topics. The ability to work under tight deadlines and on a wide range of topics is critical, as is a high level of financial and economic literacy. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable building sources at the very highest levels and should relish setting the agenda on corporate and financial stories.

As Asia Editor for the Heard, the candidate would lead a regional team of columnists, forming an integral part of the global Heard team. The candidate would be expected to plan coverage of the region’s most important financial topics and work with columnists to develop their stories and skills, as well as liaise with Heard teams elsewhere to add Asian input to columns on global themes. In addition, he or she will champion the Heard brand in Asia.

Tech Columnist, Heard on the Street, New York

Heard on the Street is looking for an energetic and ambitious New York-based tech columnist to join its global team. The position involves writing incisive financial commentary for all editions of the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and on WSJ.com.

Candidates should be deeply analytical and able to take a reported view on complex topics. The ability to work under tight deadlines and on a wide range of topics is critical, as is a high level of financial and economic literacy. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable building sources at the highest levels and should relish setting the agenda on corporate and financial stories.

In this role, the candidate would be responsible for coverage of the technology sector from a HEARD perspective. Familiarity with that industry’s key topics, biggest companies, emerging trends in mobile, social media and the Internet, financial and valuation metrics, as well as a strong set of relevant sources are a must. The beat touches on a wide variety of companies and areas ranging from software to hardware to social networking to Big Data.

The Heard columnist must be able to write authoritative analysis of news and developments at companies and within the broad tech sector. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience as a reporter or columnist, or a background in finance and strong writing ability.

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