The Wall Street Journal

Title
Bureau Chief, Bankruptcy
Details
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a bureau chief to run its bankruptcy team, which covers some of the biggest Wall Street names and players behind hedge funds and private-equity firms focused on distressed debt and special situations. The seven-person team breaks news and writes analysis on corporate restructuring and distress for The Wall Street Journal and its specialized bankruptcy product. That product includes a distinct online presence, daily newsletter and related data offerings. The team also writes deeper enterprise pieces that reach a wide audience.

This is a high-profile newsroom position leading coverage of today’s biggest stories in retail, energy and distressed M&A as the global pandemic and mandated closures continue to wreak havoc on businesses and the economy. You will lead a team of reporters who are covering both ongoing bankruptcy cases and breaking news about potential filings. The team also covers companies in distress and the deal-making that often ensues.

We are looking for someone with a strong working knowledge of bankruptcy law and the various parties that shape bankruptcy proceedings, as well as a solid knowledge of corporate finance and business. You should be a skilled editor comfortable with tight deadlines who can fashion stories for both specialist readers and more general readers.
Created
5 October 2020