Personal Technology Columnist

Dow Jones
Aug 29, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
San Francisco
Full Time

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Job Description:

Are you a journalist obsessed with how technology serves—and disturbs—your life? Are you open-minded and curious, yet skeptical and protective of your time, money and privacy? And can you write and talk about products and services in ways that engage people and help them make smart choices?

The Wall Street Journal’s Personal Tech team is seeking a columnist who is deeply knowledgeable and thoughtful about today’s most vital tech topics--from smartphones and social networks to security and privacy—and can translate those insights into written articles and other pieces that delight and serve readers.

The right candidate will have experience covering tech and a keen sense of what is genuinely useful innovation and what’s just hype. Whether through text, video, audio or live presentations, we’ll count on you to be creative in guiding our readers through this often bewildering landscape, helping them get the most out of technology while protecting themselves from its ill effects.

We are looking for the person who will stand out and help us expand our robust Personal Tech franchise.


  • Write a weekly column on a range of Personal Technology topics, including product reviews, how-to tutorials and other service-y smart takes. Explain complicated and often frustrating tech topics in a way that is authoritative, engaging and easy to understand.

  • Conceive and appear in regular videos accompanying columns, as well as news-based videos and podcasts.

  • Work closely with the Personal Tech editor and other colleagues in the group to develop new projects and methods to tell stories and reach audiences, using audio, graphics and animation, and emerging technologies such as augmented reality.

  • Keep up with the complex security and privacy issues that are becoming core to digital life.

  • Discover promising yet unsung products and technologies, particularly ones that represent emerging trends.

  • Participate in WSJ tech conferences.


The preferred candidate will have at least five years of experience covering technology, and examples of writing and video that demonstrate a strong and distinctive voice as well as deep knowledge of products and services.

The job can be based in San Francisco or elsewhere, for the right candidate.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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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: 18159

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