Wall Street Journal Economics & Politics Reporter, Rome

Deadline: 19 December 2013
Open to: reporters worldwide with fluent Italian language skills
Remuneration: competitive salaries


The Wall Street Journal is seeking a Rome-based reporter to cover the Vatican and general Italian news – a crucial role covering one of the world’s most powerful institutions, while also delving into the deep changes sweeping Italy in the wake of the Eurozone crisis.

The reporter’s primary responsibility will be to cover the Vatican and the momentous changes Pope Francis is bringing to the Catholic Church worldwide. A successful candidate must be able to give meaning and breadth to spot coverage of the church while also conceptualizing and executing sweeping stories on a range of topics, including the reform of the Vatican’s Roman bureaucracy, the ongoing shake-up of the Vatican Bank, the role of women in the church and the pedophilia scandals. The job will require close coordination with bureaus around the world to bring to life the myriad challenges facing the Catholic Church in the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere in Europe.

While the core beat revolves around the Vatican, the job requires the flexibility and willingness to also jump in on a range of general news stories in Italy, spanning from Italian politics to immigration policy to Silvio Berlusconi’s judicial travails. The reporter must work closely with colleagues across the Continent in our continuing coverage of the Eurozone crisis.

The beat provides ample opportunity to write for all WSJ and DJX platforms, ranging from scoops and breaking news to leaders, profiles, aheads and other features.


Candidates must demonstrate strong reporting skills, including an ability to break news, and must speak fluent Italian.


Dow Jones is a world-wide leader in news and business information. And as such, they offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of their diverse workforce and their families. They also offer competitive compensation packages, a retirement savings program, and the accompanying financial savvy.

Read more about Dow Jones remuneration packages HERE.


Applications are due by Thursday 19 December 2013. Please submit your CV and covering letters along with some recent clips by registering on the application website HERE.

Please note only candidates requested for interview will be contacted.

The official website is AVAILABLE HERE.

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