The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Bureau Chief
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Los Angeles bureau chief to helm our coverage of the movie, music and gambling industries, as well as other business news anchored in the U.S. southwest.

The editor of this group will set the Journal’s agenda on some of the most intriguing and fast-changing stories in business. Even before the pandemic, the movie and music industries were upended by technology giants that were not only offering streaming but in some instances trying to seize creative control.

Covid-19 brought new challenges to companies from Disney and AMC Theaters to Live Nation and MGM Resorts. All of the industries the L.A. bureau covers involve public gatherings, and many of the biggest companies in its purview -- movie theater and theme park operators, casinos and concert promoters -- have been decimated by the pandemic.

We are looking for an accomplished editor or a seasoned reporter able to lead a group of reporters on these and other important subjects. You should have a track record of identifying important stories, driving coverage and delivering scoops and enterprise in multiple formats. The job involves editing copy but at its heart is about seeing and seizing storylines, guiding reporters to success, and advocating for them within and beyond our organization.
17 August 2020