The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Gear & Gadgets Editor to join the editorial team that produces Off Duty, a luxury lifestyle section that offers readers advice and solutions, on all platforms including mobile, desktop and the weekly print edition.
The Gear & Gadgets Editor is responsible for the section's coverage of lifestyle-related technology and gadgets, as well as outdoor gear. The coverage area is broad—everything from the latest high-end headphones to electric bikes to space tourism to a cover package on tablet computers and 8 other pieces of tech that date you.
You will generate story ideas that contextualize the latest technological developments in a smart, helpful, journalistic way for readers. You plan line-ups and assign stories to staff writers or freelancers, edit all stories to assure they fit Off Duty's service-oriented agenda and the journalistic and ethical standards of The Wall Street Journal, and usher stories through the proofing and fact-checking process. You work closely with art directors and photo editors.
You should have at least 3 years experience in both print and digital editorial, as well as a deep understanding of current tech and trends in outdoor gear, a sophisticated taste level, original packaging and conceptual instincts, a lively sense of humor, top-notch editing and writing skills and digital savvy. Experience crafting social-media strategy, SEO-friendly display, overseeing videos and conceiving interactive editorial is a plus.
Conceive, plan, assign and edit gear and gadgets stories.
Work with visual teams to coordinate art direction for stories and ensure that all art assets are on track, whether hi-res photos, original photography or illustrations.
Shepherd stories through production and digital production, producing additional digital-only content as necessary.
Report and write additional stories as needed, including cover stories.
Stay constantly on top of new developments on the beat to ensure coverage is cutting edge and newsy.
Fact-check all stories as backup to writer fact-checks.
Expand the section's stable of gear and gadgets freelance writers to bring in a wider array of new voices
Track all metrics for stories' digital performance to gain insights into ways to improve audience engagement, SEO, and social-media interactions.
Spearhead new and ambitious digital projects
Call in and return all related product and arrange for it to be photographed.
Maintain a database of publicists.
At least three years of experience editing and producing related content in both print and digital mediums.
Knowledge of and familiarity with using data and metrics to shape editorial coverage and working within a CMS.
Familiarity with best practices when it comes to SEO, social media and digital packaging.
You will report to Dale Hrabi, Editor of Off-Duty. While you may start remotely, the job will eventually be based in New York City.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and relevant editorial clips demonstrating your experience in this subject area as an editor and a writer.
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Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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