Job Description:

We are now seeking a high caliber candidate to fill the following vacancy in New Zealand .


The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover one of the world’s most important agricultural commodity exporters: New Zealand. The reporter will cover the country’s economy, business and finance industries that often fluctuate with the fortunes of regional powerhouse China and neighboring Australia. The goal is to break news, both with exclusive stories and scoops of insight. New Zealand kicks off the Asian day, putting the reporter at the front of shaping coverage of everything from stock-market moves to currencies.

New Zealand has a strong newswires following, but has also proved fertile soil for colorful corporate features and aheds on everything from geriatric hip-hop acts to the quest for a naked kiwifruit. New Zealand is a big player in agriculture, shipping more lamb than any other country and providing around a third of global dairy exports along with large amounts of wine and wool. The country’s kiwi dollar ranks among the 10 most heavily traded currencies in the world.

The ideal candidate would have proven editing skills, a real-time focus and the ability to conceive and pitch stories to editors in Australia and Hong Kong. The position, based in Wellington and reporting to the Australia bureau, would suit anyone seeking exposure to the Asian growth story.

Dow Jones offers an opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading financial and business news companies. We invite interested candidates to submit a cover letter and detailed resume (including up to five published samples of your work), current and expected salary via:

  • LI-JA1-WSJ

Company Overview:

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.

Requisition ID 2016-28684

Job Locations NZL – WELLINGTON

Job Function News/Editorial

Business Area NEWS/WSJ

Job Area1 News

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