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Dow Jones News Editor, Health & Science in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a News Editor to join our Health & Science coverage area.

We're looking for someone who is invigorated by the demands of the current news cycle and the importance of delivering top-quality stories and visuals to readers. You will work closely with bureau chiefs and reporters to meet and maintain the Journal’s high standards through precise and concise editing, sharp and informative headlines and distinctive presentation, while taking on additional responsibilities to independently and quickly make decisions about breaking news and manage strategy on the top news of the day.

You need to have exceptional news judgment and the ability to sharply edit and elevate stories of all types with speed and depth under deadline pressure. In addition to breaking news, you will work on lively, in-depth feature stories and graphics on a variety of core subjects valued by our readers. We're looking for a versatile editor who has the temperament to handle multiple articles and responsibilities across platforms. Experience in digital journalism is preferred as well as an appreciation of modern and innovative storytelling techniques.

While you may start the job remotely, you will eventually be based in New York and report to Stefanie Ilgenfritz, the health & science coverage chief.

You Will:

  • Edit stories across the coverage area’s three bureaus: Business of Health, Health & Medicine and Science.

  • Handle breaking news and earnings with speed and accuracy.

  • Coordinate projects and visual storytelling for the team and in collaboration with other areas of the newsroom.

You Have:

  • A collegial spirit and the ability to work collaboratively with reporters on edits.

  • At least three years of experience as an editor working under minimal supervision.

  • Strong news judgment, particularly with deadline-oriented editing and fast-paced publishing.

  • An interest in health & science, and the desire to master the subject areas.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter.

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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: 24094