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News Researcher

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced research professional based in New York City.  We’re looking for a news hound who wants to be an integral part of big, competitive stories. This person will work in partnership with reporters and editors, enhancing the quality of the news gathering process through the use of online databases such as Accurint, TLO, Nexis, Factiva, PACER, and Courtlink. The ideal candidate also will have some familiarity with accessing public and private databases.  Qualified individuals must be able to handle multiple and varied research assignments. They should have a nose for retrieving and analyzing information, be able to meet tight deadlines, and work well in a team atmosphere. Attention to detail a must. A strong knowledge of current events is key. A master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent experience in a news library is highly recommended. Some weekend and evening work is required. This person will answer to Jennifer Forsyth, US Editor, but will research for all sections of the Journal. Please contact Ms. Forsyth at Jennifer.Forsyth@wsj.com if interested.