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Dow Jones Reporter, Consumer Finance and Banking in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a creative and energetic reporter to cover consumer finance and banking from New York.

The reporter will dive into all things consumer finance – mortgages, credit cards and car loans, to name a few. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with curiosity about how people spend, borrow and save, and who can help decipher and explain the products offered by giant banks and emerging financial-technology firms alike.

A central part of the job will be covering regional and community banks, institutions that serve millions of Americans. We’re looking for someone who is eager to develop key source relationships, break news and work closely with others on the banking team and throughout our finance coverage group.

Finance experience isn’t a requirement. We’re looking for a fast learner who is excited about helping readers understand what’s going on with their money.

You will:

  • Develop original enterprise stories on consumer finance and banking.

  • Develop close relationships with sources across industries and have a knack for communing with consumers.

  • Find smart, unexpected angles that break or advance news.

  • Work with colleagues to conceive and execute bigger projects around financial news.

You have:

  • A demonstrated ability to separate from the pack and find original approaches to consumer finance and banking.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and conversationally.

  • A demonstrated meticulous attention to getting facts and details exactly right.

The position reports to Marie Beaudette and is based in New York.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would

approach the job and five clips that are representative of your best work.

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 TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 34408