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Dow Jones

Reporter

San Francisco, CA

Job Description:

Reporter

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced and determined reporter to join our autos team, covering Tesla and its leader, Elon Musk.

The world's most valuable automaker has entered a turbulent stretch, with competitors both in the U.S. and China angling for its crown in the electric-car market and investors antsy about its growth prospects. All this upheaval is prime for scoops and rich storytelling. We're looking for a reporter who can get inside this company and illuminate developments from within and at the top. This person will work closely with other WSJ journalists writing about Musk and his companies, as well as auto team members in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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This is an intense and fast-paced beat. The ideal candidate will be curious and tenacious, and comfortable alternating between breaking news and longer-term enterprise. A demonstrated track record of delivering scoops is a must, as is the ability to turn around clean and accurate copy under tight deadlines.

Candidates should have experience in business or financial reporting and high interest in corporate coverage. Knowledge of automotive or tech is preferred but not necessary.

This position reports to the WSJ Autos Editor. Ideally, it will be based in Austin, New York or San Francisco.

You will:
  • Develop sources to break news and write authoritatively about your beat
  • Unearth distinct and impactful enterprise
  • Mine data and public documents for stories that might be hiding in plain sight
  • Collaborate with colleagues in different parts of the newsroom to elevate and broaden our coverage

You have:
  • At least three years of reporting experience
  • A proven track record dominating a competitive beat
  • The ability to report and write clearly under deadline pressure
  • Experience tackling ambitious projects and balancing the various demands of a fast-paced newsroom
  • A desire to experiment with different storytelling formats, including visuals, video and podcasts

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing how you would do the job, and five examples of your best work annotating why you are proud of the pieces.

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Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.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, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: 105,000 - 165,000

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: 41628

Client-provided location(s): San Francisco, CA, USA
Job ID: DowJones-Job_Req_41628_377979426
Employment Type: Other

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