The Wall Street Journal, European Business Reporter (London)

Dow Jones
Competitive plus benefits
12 Aug 2020
08 Sep 2020
Job Type
Full Time

Date of closing: 7 September, 2020

Dow Jones International Limited (The Wall Street Journal) is looking for a European Business Reporter, based in London, focused on trade, geopolitics and the competitive advantages and disadvantages of regions as they try to emerge from the pandemic.

The beat will include areas of intense national rivalry including, for example, dominance of 5G and other technologies.

A key understanding of the U.S. and Chinese technology industry is a must, as is an ability to write broadly about the global technological and economic rivalry between China and the U.S., and how that plays out in Europe.

The European Business Reporter will seek to illuminate the impact of geopolitical and macroeconomic forces through coverage of companies and industries.

We are looking for a seasoned Reporter with a proven track record of breaking news and writing deeply reported features.

We are also looking for someone who will dominate the beat with scoops and enterprise, work well with colleagues world-wide and embrace various forms of storytelling.

Experience writing about Chinese businesses, global technology trends and the telecommunications industry is required.

Primary responsibilities include:

Identifying companies, business people, industries or trends in Europe that will illuminate the geopolitical and economic rivalries taking shape in the post-pandemic world.

Writing stories for all sections of and the print edition and writing the full spectrum of Journal story types, including the Journal "leader," the iconic, long-form, deeply reported story that runs each morning on the front page; business features and scoops; and the WSJ, the humorous feature that also appears each day on the front page.

Key skills - Essential:

  • Detailed knowledge of global technology trends.
  • Knowledge of Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Huawei, ByteDance and others.
  • Knowledge of U.S. counterparts for example, Cisco Systems and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of European tech and telecom giants for example Nokia and Ericsson.
  • Proven track record of breaking news exclusives for a global, business news outlet.


  • A conversational command of Mandarin is a plus, but not required.


  • At least 10 years' experience at a top-tier global business news organization.
  • Experience writing about U.S., Chinese and European businesses.

All interested candidates should click 'APPLY' and submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five podcasts that represent the type of work described.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

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About Us

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 38 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).

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