The Wall Street Journal is looking for a personal finance reporter who’s eager to take big news moments and report on what it means for American’s pocketbooks.
New policies in Washington, swings in financial markets, products that capture a cultural moment—there’s a what-it-means-for-your-money story in them all. We are looking for a journalist who is eager to explore widely across personal finance and keen to be newsy and in the moment.
You should also have an interest in financial literacy for underserved Americans. Your beat will focus on thinking creatively and reporting newsworthy service stories about what it means to feel financially secure in America today and how readers can improve their financial lives to get there.
You should have a facility for explaining how simple and complex economic events affect money decisions for individuals. You will take a very detail-oriented approach to money, using data to report how costs or fees compare with an understanding of how different saving or spending strategies affect a person’s bottom line.
Personal Finance is a digitally minded bureau that forges tight connections with its online audience, so we need someone who is comfortable and innovative with digital formats. You will be involved in the personal finance group’s multitude of digital offerings, from Twitter videos and Snapchat programming to interactive games, user-generated content and other new formats. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of reporting experience and the ability to report and write on deadline.
The position reports to the Editor, Personal Finance. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and five clips.
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