Dow Jones Reporter, Economy in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description:

The Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal is seeking an entry-level reporter to cover economic data in the nation's capital. This beat involves a wide range of market-sensitive news in a fast-paced environment. Speed, accuracy and enthusiasm for learning business and economics reporting are essential.

The reporter will gain expertise in handling economic data reports and Federal Reserve and Treasury news for all of our platforms, including the print Wall Street Journal,, Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ Pro Central Banking, video, podcasts, newsletters and social media. Some travel and early hours are likely to help cover Federal Reserve and Treasury officials at events. We offer hands-on training and mentoring, with an emphasis on storytelling, data analysis and specialized software for economic data.

The reporter would work collaboratively with reporters on our Washington team, as well as colleagues in New York, around the country and overseas. Teamwork is essential. We offer an exciting and supportive work environment and the opportunity to work closely with talented colleagues.


We are looking for someone with at least two years of professional news-reporting experience or exemplary performance in newsroom internships, and solid news judgment, writing ability and digital skills. The ideal candidate would have experience covering markets and economics, getting scoops, developing sources and working well with others.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and up to five published clips.


Company Overview:

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Requisition ID 2017-29278


Job Function News/Editorial

Business Area NEWS/WSJ

Job Area1 News

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