WSJ News Associates

The Wall Street Journal is looking for aspiring journalists to join their News Associates Program in New York. This is a competitive post-graduate opportunity to work at the most trusted news organization in America.

Over the course of 24 months, you will receive immersive exposure to all the principal aspects of the newsroom through robust classroom-based and on-the-job training, including six months reporting in a regional U.S news bureau, with accommodation provided.

This program offers a comprehensive learning experience, providing associates with exposure to core areas of our newsroom. You’ll rotate through various departments, gaining expertise in audience engagement, editing, reporting, social media and other essential areas.

  • Audience Engagement: Learn how to connect with our audience, analyze data and craft compelling content for various platforms.

  • Editing: Develop a keen eye for detail as you assist editors in refining stories for accuracy, clarity and style.

  • Reporting: Hone your breaking news skills, develop sources and build your network to land scoops under the guidance of award-winning journalists.

  • Social Media: Help curate content, schedule posts and engage with our followers.

  • Other News Essentials: Depending on the needs of the newsroom, you may also gain experience in areas like data, graphics, podcasting and video production.

You have:

  • Up to one year of journalism experience, including newsroom internships

  • A demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment as part of a team

  • Strong writing and data reporting skills, including experience using tools for web analytics

  • A strong interest in current affairs, a hunger for news and an understanding of the competitive landscape for digital news media

  • A commitment to a career in journalism

  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

  • A willingness to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice

To apply, please upload the following in one PDF (max. 10MB) by Friday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET:

  • Your résumé.

  • A cover letter, including two stories that resonated with you over the past two months and why (maximum 800 words)

  • Three examples of your published work that you are most proud of. Please include full articles or projects, not hyperlinks.

  • Your answers to the following questions (no more than 300 words per question)

    • How would you describe The Wall Street Journal and how would you get your friends to read, watch or listen to it?

    • Select two stories that ran in the Journal last month. What would you recommend to elevate or expand each piece on social media or otherwise?

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