Economics News Editor

Dow Jones
WASHINGTON, Washington D.C.
May 18, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editor to run core U.S. economic news, from the first flashes for newswires from federal data lockups to ambitious news and analysis on key trends driving the national economy.

The editor will be well-organized, capable of running a complicated schedule of must-deliver economic data and also have the drive and creativity to transform the figures into compelling and insightful reads, full of analysis for online, print and newswires. The editor will work with reporters to bring economic trends to life across a range of important topics, such as labor shortages, inflation, consumer spending, business investment and the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on growth, markets and people's lives. He or she will work closely with reporters to develop their writing and reporting talents, including their ability to craft creative and engaging visual packages using charts, photos, video and new digital storytelling tools.

This editor will be based in Washington, D.C., and report to the Journal’s Economics Editor.


We are looking for someone with at least five years of professional news-reporting/editing experience, solid news judgment and good managerial skills. The ideal candidate would have experience covering economics. Familiarity with federal and private-sector economic indicators would be a plus.

Please include your resume, cover letter and at least five work samples in your application.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 16956

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