The Wall Street Journal

Bureau Chief, Personal Finance
The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising bureau chief to lead and expand our coverage of personal finance. You will manage a team of reporters covering money and the ways we spend, save and invest. The opportunity to report crucial news about personal finance has never been greater. Rising generations are navigating a world different from the ones their parents did, with different financial milestones and roadblocks. Meanwhile, the Boomers’ transition into retirement and old age has set in motion a historic transfer of wealth with vast ripple effects. Digital tools are offering new ways to pay, save and invest, and a new wave of everyday investors are drawn to big bets and new assets like cryptocurrency. All of this raises urgent questions about whether much of the time-worn personal finance wisdom still applies. You will drive daily coverage on these topics and more, and you will lead projects and major coverage story lines. You will talk through stories with editors and strategize with reporters. You excel at conceptual stories and packages, jump onto news and spot opportunities for enterprise. You help reporters own their beats and take creative approaches to storytelling, and you use data and SEO to shape and sharpen headlines and story angles. You read widely and stay on top of personal finance news, as well as the zeitgeist of money matters -- all putting reader concerns first. We're looking for someone who has three or more years of experience managing reporters and a proven ability to break news as well as tell compelling feature stories across platforms. While you will likely start remotely, the job is based in New York and reports to Nikki Waller, Life & Work coverage chief. 
7 October 2021