Dow Jones, Reporter - Energy (London)

Dow Jones
10 Mar 2019
10 Mar 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Dow Jones Newswires seeks an experienced and speedy reporter to cover the oil and gas markets.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two-to-three years of experience reporting on financial markets, ideally in a real-time news environment.

The role requires excellent news judgement; the ability to cut through jargon and write strong, clear copy; and an understanding of the real-time needs of professional customers. Some knowledge of energy markets or commodities markets will be an advantage.

The energy reporter sits within the broader Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal London markets-reporting team and will file daily oil-market commentary and short-form, snappy analysis of market movements from the get-go when trading gets under way in Europe.

They will inform the wider newsroom of major market moves and should have ability to build out stories to get coverage of the business day moving early.

The reporter should aspire to generate scoops from energy traders, investors and regulators, and to cover breaking news likely to affect the balance between supply and demand.

This person will be responsible for covering key industry reports from the International Energy Agency, OPEC and other organizations, and will provide backup coverage of other resources such as metals, softs and agricultural commodities.

The position offers the potential to grow into handling wider coverage of the energy sector across all of our platforms, including The Wall Street Journal.

Journalistic skills:

  • Exercises exceptional news judgment and is able to deliver fast-paced coverage of breaking markets news.
  • Demonstrates the ability to write clearly for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness.
  • Draws on experience of prior financial reporting to quickly assess, prioritize and deliver headlines and analysis of market moves.
  • Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics and shows a good understanding of Dow Jones Newswires' mission and the needs of its core subscribers.
  • Helps connect the content with the audience and with the broader newsroom.
  • Ability to build out contacts.

Personal attributes


  • Possesses a well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.
  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Understands workflow beyond one's own needs.
  • Flexible in changing/handing off tasks.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.
  • Ability to function well within a team.
  • Desire to learn new skills.

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About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events.

Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally.

It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).




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