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Dow Jones Editorial Director, Daily & Weekly Podcasts in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editorial director to oversee a portfolio of daily and weekly podcasts for its global audio team, ranging from headline-driven podcasts focused on news, business, markets and personal finance to podcasts examining the changing dynamics of the workplace.

In collaboration with the head of audio, the editorial director will help lead a team of executive producers, supervising producers, producers, reporters and audio engineers to ensure that The Wall Street Journal is one of the top publishers of non-fiction digital audio content on all platforms. With a deep understanding of the subscriber audience and the organization’s potential non-subscriber reach, the editorial director role sits at the intersection of editorial, product and strategy.

Top candidates for this role will have excellent editorial judgment, strong production experience and team-management skills. Leadership, decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this position. We are seeking someone with strong production experience and a track record of pitching, developing and elevating original audio series.

The editorial director will be expected to partner with editorial leaders from across our newsroom’s coverage areas to generate new story ideas. You will also be responsible for mentoring and empowering our team of audio journalists to do their best work under tight deadlines, while raising the bar for audio journalism at The Wall Street Journal.

This position will be based in our New York City office and reports to the Head of Audio.

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and five links to past work that represents the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Collaborate with the head of audio to oversee WSJ’s daily and weekly news podcast portfolio, help steer the editorial and creative vision, as well as, lead and empower production teams.

  • Serve as a key contact in newsroom planning meetings to identify distinct, daily and longer-lead story angles that are additive to written text or able to stand alone.

  • Empower audio leadership to push creative boundaries, develop new and innovative storytelling opportunities, and help steer them and their teams to meet productivity expectations.

  • Provide clear and constructive notes and timely feedback on scripts and cuts and mentor team members to develop new skills, while providing opportunities for growth.

  • Represent and advance the strategic priorities identified by the head of audio.

  • Develop new, streamlined workflows to improve productivity and output.

  • Ensure all content meets the highest production value and all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in audio storytelling for a daily podcast or radio program.

  • Experience leading and managing large teams in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Clear communication and exceptional collaboration skills.

  • Professional experience writing, reviewing and elevating scripts and communicating constructive feedback to other team members.

  • A track record of translating complex business, economics and tech stories into reporting that informs WSJ subscribers and appeals to broader audiences.

  • A deep understanding of current events and global politics, as well as a nose for news.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 34975