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Dow Jones News Assistant, Off Duty in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a news assistant to join our Off Duty section. You will take on a wide range of administrative and journalistic responsibilities in the digital and print production of content relating to food, design and travel, as well as assist our digital editor with digital publishing and social media.

You will support a busy digital and print section with many moving parts, manage a regular flow of products in and out of the department, proofread, fact-check, edit recipes and more. Some experience in reporting and feature writing is required, and news assistants are encouraged to propose and write short features.

We are looking for someone who is organized, meticulous and passionate about our lifestyle subject areas, including food, travel and design. You should also be comfortable working with our digital teams and learning how to use editing and publishing platforms, promote our work on social media and optimize stories for digital performance.

This is an entry level position for aspiring journalists who want to become reporters or editors at the Journal. You will start this position remotely but eventually will be based in our New York office. You will report to the Editor of Off Duty.

You will:

  • Fact-check and proofread information-dense articles

  • Call in hi-res images

  • Call in and return products related to coverage, and arrange for having them photographed

  • Help vet pitches, respond to pitches and research story ideas

  • Research, create, publish and update digital roundups of evergreen content

  • Work with our freelancers by reviewing expense reports and vetting freelancers’ work to make sure they comply with our editorial standards

  • Interact with publicists to stay on top of lifestyle news

  • Handle administrative tasks such as invoices, contracts and tear sheets

  • Edit and proofread recipes and help maintain the digital recipe database

  • Help with social media efforts and newsletters

You have:

  • At least one year of journalism experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • High level of proficiency in writing and copy-editing

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced newsroom under deadline pressure

  • Pride in and ownership of your own work

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 25734