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Dow Jones Personal Finance Reporter in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Personal Finance Reporter

MarketWatch is seeking an ambitious, experienced and nimble reporter for its personal finance team. We are looking for a seasoned and energetic reporter who can filter the news of the day through three key questions: “What does this seemingly innocuous piece of data or news story mean for me and my money? How can I make smarter saving, investing and spending decisions? What are the most critical issues that are impacting my financial life?"

Are you endlessly fascinated by the role money plays in our lives? Do you see every twist and turn in the economic, social and political climate of our country as an opportunity to say something unique and unexpected about our finances? Do you enjoy both explaining complex topics and talking to people about their lives? If so, this job is for you. In a financial climate with boundless opportunity for bad decision making, answering these questions has never been more important. We are experiencing a cultural moment in which long-held attitudes about consumerism, capitalism, and the meaning of professional success are being challenged.

The ideal candidate will be a senior reporter with a “black-belt metabolism” who has a proven track record in balancing daily stories with the more deeply-reported journalism that makes MarketWatch a leader in real-time financial news. In this role, you will be expected to anticipate consumer trends, while regularly filing smart, thought-provoking features. Every story is a personal-finance story. As such, MarketWatch casts a wide net in its personal finance coverage. We inform readers about core topics such as savings, credit-card debt, student loans, taxes, and mortgage rates. We provide advice and enlighten our audience about how the wider macroeconomic, political and social climate impacts our financial lives. The ideal candidate will never be at a loss for story ideas, and will easily spot the most important money angle on the news of the day. Though MarketWatch is renowned for its minute-to-minute markets coverage, the personal-finance team sits at the heart of our site and is critical to its long-term success.

The role will be based in New York, though other locations will be considered on merit.


  • Ability to gracefully juggle multiple stories a day and write sophisticated features/enterprise stories

  • Explain complex financial concepts in an accessible way - polished, jargon-free, clear financial prose.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and other departments

  • Craft sharp and memorable headlines and embody top-notch news judgment

  • Fluency in consumer finance and economics

  • Pitch creative and compelling story ideas

  • Thrive in a fast-paced newsroom

  • Be a newsroom leader and mentor other writers


  • Preferably five to seven years reporting experience

  • Understand the core tenets of personal finance

  • Facility with SEO and audience strategies

  • Adept at finding unique angles off the news

  • A track record of writing unique, engaging financial stories

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Business Area: BG - MARKETWATCH

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: 40,000 - 160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 39477