Dow Jones

Reporter, Energy Markets

  • Experience 5-10 Years
  • Category Content and Journalism
  • Location Chicago, IL

Job Description

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a versatile, experienced reporter to cover the Heartland--a vast range of territory including big cities like Chicago and Detroit, rural stretches from Arkansas to the Dakotas and rust-belt states bent on reinvention from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin.


The Wall Street Journal is looking for an ambitious reporter to cover one of the hottest stories of the past two years, the oil and natural gas markets. Oil prices have enjoyed a powerful rally this year after a historic oil rout pressured financial markets worldwide, causing bankruptcies in the U.S. and upending economies around the globe.


The ideal candidate will be able to write quickly on deadline and produce daily oil and gas market comments for online, print and other platforms. He or she should also be able to write vivid enterprise stories about the forces influencing oil prices, and the traders and money managers who scored big or suffered when prices turned. The candidate should also be able to explain how oil and gas prices interact with currencies and other markets.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and up to five published clips.

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