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Dow Jones Photo Editor in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced photo editor to join its Features team. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team of photo editors and work on The Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section.

The ideal candidate for this role has strong journalistic integrity and can produce a range of high-quality assignments in the areas of interior/exterior photography, portraits and occasional conceptual still-life, in a fast-paced environment. You should also demonstrate broad agency and social media research knowledge, and the skills to work effectively within a large newsroom, with bureaus around the world.

A proven track record of editorial production and visual conceptualization, with an ability to work with a small team, under tight deadlines, is a must. Your work will require great creativity, speed, organization and attention to detail. You will be responsible for conceiving of and creating compelling photographic content across all WSJ platforms, from digital mobile and desktop displays to social promotion, to the weekend print section.

This position will be based in our New York city office and reports to The Deputy Photo Director, Features.

You will:

  • Produce and build visual assets for Mansion content for WSJ digital and print platforms and broader global reach.

  • Assign photography and run your own shoot production; commissioning original content on location.

  • Recruit and promote a diverse and vibrant group of photographers with an eye to new audiences.

  • Perform historical and general photo research as needed.

  • Pitch visually innovative and original approaches to features coverage for the Mansion section, from print covers to digital display, with a focus on the online experience.

  • Collaborate with audience and platform teams on social strategy and distribution of WSJ content.

  • Maintain a budget on a monthly basis.

You have:

  • At least 3 years experience in a photo editing and production role.

  • A background in editorial production work, conceptualization and assigning lifestyle/interiors photography and a clear understanding of the WSJ take on coverage.

  • A wide-ranging network of photographers and photo agencies for research..

  • Familiarity with web tools, content management systems, photo editing programs, like Photoshop and PhotoMechanic, and video editing tools.

  • Excellent news judgment and an expansive understanding of mobile-first experience and design.

  • Strong organizational, communication and collaborative abilities.

  • The drive to reach new audiences, an understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly presentation.

  • A creative vision and enthusiasm to spearhead and collaborate on new ideas.

  • A self-starter mindset - and can work independently as well as with a team.

  • Deep research skills, including newsgathering and social media tools.

  • Basic coding skills are a plus.


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..

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: 41825