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The Wall Street Journal, Speed & Trending Reporter

Dow Jones
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Finance, News

Job Details

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a quick-thinking reporter for our Speed & Trending team in London.

This breaking-news group is the first word on many of the most important stories of the day, writing with speed, precision and authority across subject areas. The team's remit-driven by coverage priorities and audience data-is wide ranging, from business to general news around the country and beyond.

In addition to breaking news, this team also looks for smart opportunities to join the conversation on trending stories and topics.

You should be resourceful, comfortable with cold-calling police departments and companies, and excited by the chase for a developing story. You should have strong news judgment, excellent research skills and a good sense for what our audience is looking for. You will be expected to quickly produce clean, error-free copy. Ideally, you have experience writing about the tech industry, or have covered a corporate beat.

The role requires some schedule flexibility―the desk operates from early morning to late evening.

You will:

  • Monitor and report on breaking news of all types.
  • Track developing stories drawing interest online, find WSJ angles and report them out for publication before the trend shifts.
  • On big breaking news, take feeds from multiple colleagues and develop them into a well-rounded piece or pieces.

You have:


  • Broad interests and experience across subject areas.
  • Proven ability to write on deadline.
  • Solid understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly. presentation and what it means for how we do our jobs.
  • 3+ years of reporting experience.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and up to five clips. 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 .

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, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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.

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Req ID: 35176



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