Reporter - Social Media Platforms, WSJ - CA

Dow Jones
San Francisco, CA
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced reporter to cover social media platforms, with a focus on Twitter and the changes it is likely to undergo if Elon Musk completes his acquisition.

Musk's planned purchase has thrust Twitter into a position of extraordinary interest and significance, and his stated intentions to fundamentally revamp its business model and its way of policing abusive and manipulative content will be watched closely across the tech industry and beyond.

This job is part of the San Francisco Tech Bureau's award-winning social-media team, and will entail reporting more broadly on other platforms as well as how Twitter plugs into the rest of Mr. Musk's business empire.

You will:

  • Break news on the changes happening inside Twitter and the response from employees, advertisers and regulators.
  • Report and write incisive analytical features and colorful narratives.
  • Work closely with other Journal reporters to ensure that our Twitter coverage meshes well with our broader social media and Elon Musk coverage

You have:


  • Have deep experience and skills with sourcing and with delivering exclusive reporting that sets the agenda on a competitive beat
  • Have the ability to develop, report and write enterprise pieces that keep our coverage ahead of the pack
  • Be skilled at collaborating with colleagues effectively and efficiently

This position is based in our San Francisco office and reports to Global Technology Editor Jason Dean.

The Journal's reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply for the position, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job. Also include clips of work demonstrating the skills required for this position.



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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Req ID: 32656



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