Reporter, Careers and Business Education

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
2 Jan 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Education, Business
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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal's Life & Work team is hiring an ambitious careers reporter to cover business education, spot wider hiring trends as they're happening and help readers make smart decisions.

Life & Work is a new team at the Journal that helps readers navigate big decisions and examines the ways we spend money and time, manage our careers, navigate technology, optimize our health and improve our relationships. You'll cover news and service, anticipating and reacting to trends or explaining how macro forces like competition for talent and return to offices affect workers' daily lives and rituals - from winning promotions to creating hybrid schedules that work for their lives.

You are a reporter passionate about the beat and full of ideas who can deliver deadline copy with verve. You spot trends ahead of the competition and source broadly, from business leaders and industry experts to end users. As part of this role, you will cover M.B.A. programs and their value proposition for workers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. You will break news about the ways companies recruit on campus, what's changing in business schools' curriculum, the rise of M.B.A. programs outside the U.S. and debates over how a strong economy, rising education cost and cultural trends are shifting the market for business education. You'll also cover the college-to-career transition and the ways young professionals are reshaping the workplace.

You will:
  • Deliver 1-2 stories a week;
  • Work with the visuals teams, from graphics to photo to video
  • Develop excellent sources on your beat
  • Pitch lots of ideas, both on and off the news
  • Appear on WSJ podcasts and videos to talk about topics in the news

You have:
  • 3+ years of reporting experience, ideally covering education or careers and workplace news
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally
  • A track record in a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise and news
  • Passion for consumer journalism and excellent collaboration skills; being a good colleague is a must

While you will likely start remotely, this job will eventually be based in our New York office and reports to Careers & Work Bureau Chief Lynn Cook.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your experience and what you would bring to this job, a detailed resume and five clips with explanations about what the stories show about your capabilities.
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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 28568


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