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Dow Jones Platform Editor, Newsplus in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking a Platform Editor for NewsPlus, its web portal for financial professionals.

NewsPlus features company, markets and economic news, features and analysis from Dow Jones Newswires in English and in real-time, on an intuitive web interface. Working on a shift-based system, NewsPlus editors form part of a team that selects breaking news, features and analysis from across Dow Jones publications, including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron's, curating the articles for publication on the NewsPlus platform.

NewsPlus is a crucial component of Dow Jones’s professional content business, and is highly valued by banks, financial services companies, brokers and other market experts. Internally, stories published first to the platform increasingly appear on WSJ.com, the main Wall Street Journal website, and in print.

NewsPlus team members must be comfortable working in a digital news environment and be able to assess stories for publication based on strong news judgment and understanding of the needs of an audience that is focused on business, finance and markets. The team is also responsible for compiling newsletters, briefings and other material.

Strong written English, excellent news judgment, a close eye for detail, skills for and experience selecting visuals and other graphics to accompany stories and good organizational and prioritization skills are essential. A demonstrable interest in current affairs, economics, business and finance is also key, as is an interest in how news is consumed.

Applicants should have a sound understanding of financial markets and corporate and economic news. Some previous reporting experience would be an advantage.

An ability to quickly grasp software and technology is important, especially in the areas of news production and data handling.


A key part of the role includes communicating in real time with other editors, reporters and coverage chiefs across the region and more broadly. The ability to work varying shifts may also be required. There may be occasional early starts.

We are seeking candidates for several open roles that could be based in our New York, Barcelona or London offices.

The successful candidate will:

  • Exercise exceptional news judgment to identify news of importance to professionals, with ability to efficiently prioritize and summarize into smart briefs, extracting from a wealth of available content.

  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics.

  • Recognize and respond to the core audiences for Dow Jones publications' professional audience, and their needs and expectations.

  • Help connect the content with the audience.

  • Collaborate with reporters and editors from other groups, including Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ and other colleagues and those in other bureaus and regions.

  • Communicate precisely, with compassion.

  • Be proactive rather than reactive.

You have:

  • A well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.

  • The ability to prioritize tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn.

  • A general awareness of how a newsroom works, including an understanding of workflow.

  • A collaborative mindset, function well within a team, meet deadlines and are flexible in changing/handing off tasks.

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: 40,000 - 160,000

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: 41824