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Dow Jones Photo Editor in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description: The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Photo Editor with great range, experience and journalistic integrity, who can work in a key support role across news desks.

This is a largely autonomous role, and the Photo Editor will be responsible for a range of photographic coverage, including monitoring and covering breaking news, live news coverage, performing strong and accurate agency and social media research, and may include some freelance photographer assigning. You will be building stories in our CMS, conducting deep research using various photo wire agencies, and collaborating with other photo editors, visual colleagues, reporters and editors across the newsroom at a fast pace. You will work across a range of sections and lines of coverage. Strong coordination skills, a pro-active mindset and established news judgment are a must.

This is an opportunity to work within a large newsroom setting with bureaus around the world. You will join a dynamic and collaborative team of photo editors.

The position will be based in our New York office and reports to the Deputy Photography Director. The regular schedule may include weekend or evening shifts to ensure full news coverage

You Will:

  • Respond quickly and accurately to breaking news with clear communication to colleagues.

  • Curate and produce visually-led stories in a fast-paced newsroom, anticipating photographic and other needs as stories develop.

  • Work in our CMS to combine different formats, newsroom tools and visual elements.

  • Juggle multiple stories, under varying deadlines in a fast-moving newsroom environment.

  • Occasionally commission photography, working with our freelance photographers, editors and reporters on breaking and other news coverage.

  • Follow department guidelines and safety protocols in working with photographers and subjects.

  • Work with platform and off-platform editors to surface visually-led stories strategically across all platforms.

You Have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a news photo editing role, an enthusiasm for good journalism and current events, and keen news judgment.

  • Proven deep photography research skills and experience with news gathering tools.

  • Knowledge of content management systems, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, video editing, FTP, and social media tools.

  • Motivation to work independently as well as with a team, and are willing to take on and learn new tasks.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with an ability to balance short and long term projects across different sections.

  • Some knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is useful.

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.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Req ID: 41191