Dow Jones Reporter in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
The Wall Street Journal’s Middle East and North Africa bureau is seeking a journalist to cover Iraq and Iran, the off-and-on rivalry critical to understanding the region’s past, present and future. To navigate this challenging coverage area, the reporter ideally should speak some Arabic and/or Persian, and will have worked in conflict zones. We will also consider candidates who have shown an ability to tackle and tell ambitious stories from foreign countries.
Covering breaking news in Iraq and Iran will be an essential part of the job, and the reporter should be adept at filing for digital as well as print platforms. The reporter should also have an eye for connecting dots to offer bigger picture stories on compelling themes of a fast-changing Middle East. Those themes include Iran’s efforts to produce a Shiite-friendly governments in Iraq and other parts of the region to challenge rival Saudi Arabia as the U.S. foot print fades; what comes after Islamic State in Iraq as violence and political fragmentation deepens; and the west’s engagement with countries whose markets are both highly promising and deeply risky.
On such an important beat, the reporter can expect to work closely with reporters in and outside the bureau and editors across the organization. The ability to contribute constructively to team coverage will help determine the successful candidate, as well as the reporter’s success in this challenging job.
Closing date - June 30 2017
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Requisition ID 2017-29809
Job Locations ARE-DUBAI
Job Function News/Editorial
Business Area NEWS/WSJ
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