Bureau Chief, Moscow
The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced and enterprising journalist to serve as Moscow bureau chief and spearhead ambitious coverage of Russia — its economy, politics, foreign and security policies and people.
The Russian story is more important than it has been in decades, with the country playing a much more assertive role on the world stage under President Vladimir Putin, a course that has increasingly put Moscow at odds with the U.S. and much of the West.
We are looking for someone who can lead wide-ranging reportage -- delving deeply into the economic underpinnings of Russian power and Mr. Putin’s own grip on domestic politics, getting inside Russia’s hacking complex and chronicling Moscow’s activities in the Mideast and elsewhere.
A central goal will be explicating Russia’s strategic aims and exploring the country’s fraught relations with the Trump administration amid American officials’ assertions that Moscow used a campaign of hacking and disinformation to try to sway last year’s presidential elections.
Another will be looking at Putin’s role as a champion of so-called illiberal democracy who has become a beacon for right-wing politicians across Europe and even in the U.S. His traditional conservatism of blood and religion resonates amid economic uncertainty.
We are looking for an accomplished candidate who can report and write major stories while also leading a team of other top-notched correspondents to deliver world-beating coverage of this critical story. Strong Russian language skills are a distinct advantage.