Egypt/North Africa Reporter
The Wall Street Journal is seeking an insightful and resilient correspondent, based in ancient Cairo, to cover change in North Africa.
The region in recent years has become a bellwether for a tumultuous Middle East, and so the person in this job would need to have an eye for opportunities to tell big stories for our global readership.
The pursuit of such stories may take the reporter to Libya, a country riven by civil war and ravaged by Islamic State but an increasingly significant supplier to global energy markets. Or Tunisia, the seedbed for the Arab Spring but now where a moderate brand of political Islam is taking root even as the remnants of extremist groups filter back home from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. The bulk of the job would focus on the region’s most populous country, Egypt, a pivotal player in the region’s affairs but one also grappling with a sputtering economy and a vicious insurgency.
This can be a greatly a rewarding assignment, but not an easy one. The successful candidate should have foreign reporting experience, ideally from the region, as well as working knowledge of Arabic or French. Hostile reporting environment training is also highly desirable.
Deadline: Aug. 31 2017