Obituary Writer

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced reporter and editor to write and help coordinate our obituaries. We are looking for somebody who can write entertaining and informative features each week about people who led important and interesting lives, as well as contribute to a library of obituaries of people who we anticipate we will want to cover when they die. 

You will: 

  • Write weekly obituaries that will appear online during the week and run in print on Saturday. 
  • Stay up to date on recent deaths as part of an effort to find people deserving of obituaries in the Journal. 
  • Collaborate with bureaus on obituaries that fall under their coverage areas. 
  • Assist in the editing of obituaries written by freelancers. 

You have: 

  • At least 3-5 years of reporting and writing experience.
  • Experience writing feature stories, especially profiles that show an ability to capture the subject in a compelling way.
  • Proven ability to report and write clearly under deadlines.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status: Union role Pay Range: 50000 – 180000

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