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Cybersecurity Reporter, WSJ Pro - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Full Time
Technology, Finance

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover cybersecurity and corporate efforts to protect their data.

Knowledge of cybersecurity issues is becoming a part of the remit for top executives and board members, who see cyber and privacy threats as significant business risks.

You will cover news, events and the technology used by companies to guard against hackers and other threats. You will be part of the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity team, producing news and analysis for premium subscribers.

Cybersecurity has all the ingredients of a juicy beat: crime, high financial stakes, national-security concerns and existential threats to both critical infrastructure and the biggest companies in the world.

The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for details that bring these stories to life while not losing sight of the larger picture. Stories can come from healthcare, the energy industry, financial services, retail -- any sector where hackers strike and corporate security chiefs must guard assets.

Along with excellent news coverage that adheres to the highest ethical standards, newsletters and live journalism are growth areas for the Journal, and you will be part of shaping our approach and execution in these areas.

You will:

  • Develop sources across companies, trade groups, boards and regulators
  • Conceive and write news stories and develop big-picture enterprise pieces
  • Contribute to WSJ podcasts and conduct interviews during our live-journalism events
  • Be a collegial team player who is comfortable collaborating as well as doing solo work
  • Contribute to the daily newsletter

You have:


  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • A nose for news that your competitors are missing
  • Ambition and sharp reporting skills
  • The ability to explain complex subjects in clear and engaging ways
  • Ideally, experience covering cybersecurity

The position is based in New York and reports to the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Deputy Editor. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role. Please also submit work samples.

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.


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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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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Union role

NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

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.

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Req ID: 36132



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