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Columnist, Careers and Work

Dow Jones
New York, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 8, 2022

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a creative, enterprising journalist to write a reported column about the quirks, realities and frustrations of workplaces today. This weekly column would give voice to workers far from the C-suite at a pivotal moment for companies, digging into the turf battles on Slack, the issues young people encounter (and create) at work, the latest management fads and the mysteries of the office fridge.

Among the many topics to explore: remote and hybrid work, office returns, life in the gig economy, productivity demands, the pains and triumphs of workplace technology, millennials moving into management, professional relationships, burnout and more.You will bring an anthropologist's eye to office life, delivering deeply reported weekly columns from the front lines. Your columns will both catalog the idiosyncrasies and quirks of our daily interactions people have on the job and articulate their broader significance, too.

You have a wide source list, a jam-packed idea file and the ability to compel people to talk on the record about their hopes, dreams and gripes. You bring solid reporting and wit to the task, and spot trends well ahead of the competition. You are collegial, organized and an excellent communicator.

Several years experience as a reporter is preferred; a background in business journalism is a plus. This job presents plentiful opportunities for range, from shorter pieces off the news, deep enterprise and multi-platform work from video and podcasts to visuals to live journalism.

You will report to the Careers & Workplace bureau chief, Lynn Cook. To apply, upload your résumé, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the column, and examples of your work.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 28291
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