Reporter - Hollywood, The Wall Street Journal - CA

Dow Jones
25 Sep 2018
19 Jan 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal seeks an entrepreneurial, experienced reporter to cover the film business, from the major Hollywood studios to the talent agencies, unions, theaters and myriad other players. It's an exciting and challenging time for the industry, as shifting technology, new competitors and evolving consumer behavior upend convention.

Incumbent studios are merging or otherwise trying to figure out how to thrive as tech giants command an ever larger share of the public's attention and money. Tech's arrival in Hollywood is also changing the calculus for producers, directors, agents and actors. As streaming services expand their influence, even defining a “movie” is becoming an open question.

As the woes of MoviePass illustrate, theaters are also contending with industry changes. Studios' efforts to tap into foreign markets is also likely to remain an important story line.

Experience with the subject matter, though welcome, isn't required. Candidates should be eager to learn about Hollywood and be able to bring both business sensibility and cultural acumen. They should have a proven ability to break news and deliver enterprise journalism. We are also looking for people open to different forms of storytelling.

The job is based in the Los Angeles bureau, which boasts some of the best views in the Journal's empire. Candidates should be comfortable collaborating closely with other reporters, both in L.A. and around the world.

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