WSJ/DJ looking for deputy China editor
by Chris Roush
Wall Street Journal international editor Rebecca Blumenstein sent out the following announcement on Friday afternoon:
We’re looking for a deputy China Editor to help lead our joint WSJ/DJN bureau in mainland China.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned reporter with the editing skills and writing flair to drive one of the most compelling stories in the world today. International news experience and a deep understanding of all parts of our news organization are helpful.
The editor will serve as a deputy editor for enterprise, driving coverage and in-depth stories that distinguish us from rivals on one of the world’s most competitive stories.
The editor is a key part of the team leading our combined bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai. This person will work closely with Shen Hong, DJN bureau chief for China and real-time deputy, who ensures we regularly break news and dominate the headlines. The position reports to Andy Browne, our China Editor.
The China story is vast, complex and exhilarating. The country has emerged from the global crisis with an economy that has replaced the U.S. as the world’s growth engine — and a determination to take on a more prominent role in international business, diplomacy and military affairs. Yet it is also grappling with problems of immense proportions, from environmental degradation to social strife.
The deputy China Editor is at the center of the growing file from China, helping to break stories for all platforms, shaping page one stories and editing stories for every section of the paper. Based in Beijing, he or she will also coordinate coverage with DJN, the FX Trader team and our Chinese-language reporting staff.
There’s also plenty of scope for writing — everything from leders to blogposts for our popular China Real Time blogsite.
Knowledge of Chinese is a plus, but is not required. Stamina is essential, along with a strong desire to live and work in the Middle Kingdom. The successful candidate will replace Jason Dean, who has just been named bureau chief of the Journal’s joint WSJ/DJN Chicago bureau.