Dow Jones/WSJ openings in Tokyo

Posted on Oct 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal have several openings in their integrated office in Tokyo:

  • Deputy bureau chief, money/policy
  • Finance reporter
  • Japanese-language blogger
  • Senior policy correspondent
  • Economy/economic policy reporter
  • Summer 2011 intern

Details below:

Deputy bureau chief, money/policy

As deputy Tokyo bureau chief for money/policy in the integrated DJN/WSJ office, this person will run coverage of the Japanese economy and economic policy, managing a group of reporters following the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s office, and the Diet. S/he will craft ideas and edit/file stories, from flashing headlines and real-time fills for Newswires and WSJ.com, to handling news and feature stories for the newspaper. We’re looking in particular for a candidate with a proven track record of breaking market-moving news and analysis in these crucial areas. This manager will also be responsible for mentoring the team, helping develop further their reporting and writing skills. Japanese fluency strongly preferred.

Application link: https://newscorp.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=000101681

Finance reporter

This reporter will cover finance, M&A, and broader capital market trends in one of the world’s leading economies for WSJ. The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record of scoops. Japanese fluency preferred. The Journal Tokyo bureau is integrated with Newswires, and this reporter will work closely with the DJN team, filing in real-time for wires and the web, as well as for the paper.

Application link: https://newscorp.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=000101957

Japanese-language blogger

This experienced journalist will blog about the interaction of Japan and the world. This person will craft ideas, edit and file stories in Japanese for the WSJ Japan Online edition. We are looking for a candidate with a proven track-record of writing original stories with flair under time pressure. Strong Japanese writing skills are required, as well as strong English comprehension skills – the blogger will be writing about global news events. The candidate will also be part of the JWSJ editorial team, editing Japanese-language stories that are translated from English, translating stories directly on occasion, and laying out the site.

Please apply to WSJ Japan’s managing editor, Yumiko Ono, at yumiko.ono@wsj.com, or at this link: https://dowjones.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=27518

Senior policy correspondent

This seasoned reporter will join our economics team, covering fiscal, monetary, and foreign exchange policies. The ideal candidate will have a thick rolodex of sources and a portfolio filled with scoops. Japanese fluency preferred. The job will involve the full spectrum of news reporting: flashing headlines and filing stories in real-time for Newswires and WSJ.com, as well as writing news and feature stories for the newspaper. We’re looking for somebody who can break news, and connect the dots between policy developments in Japan and other countries, putting Tokyo’s actions in the bigger global context. This reporter would work closely with colleagues around the world, particularly with WSJ/DJ’s global network of leading central-bank reporters.

Application link: https://newscorp.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=000101725

Economy/economic policy reporter

This reporter will join our economics team, covering economic reports, and fiscal and monetary policy. The ideal candidate will have some background and knowledge of the subject and some journalism experience. Japanese fluency preferred. The job will involve the full spectrum of news reporting: flashing headlines and filing stories in real-time for Newswires and WSJ.com, as well as writing news and feature stories for the newspaper.

Application link:https://newscorp.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=000102065.

Summer intern:  Nov. 1, 2010 application deadline.

This intern will join the bureau for the summer of 2011, working closely with experienced journalists, helping report their stories, and also  doing her/his own stories for the paper, the wire, and our Japan RealTime blog. While the primary focus of the internship is writing, we welcome video offerings as well. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an ability to report in Japanese — to follow a press conference, to do interviews, to read the Japanese press. Some journalism experience preferred, but not required. The internship lasts 10 weeks.

Please apply to Japan Editor Jacob Schlesinger at: jacob.schlesinger@wsj.com