Dow Jones Platform Editor in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Platform Editor

The Wall Street Journal seeks editors who will be responsible for executing daily programming decisions on the Journal’s native platforms—including mobile and desktop, email alerts and push notifications—to inform, engage and delight our subscribers.

These editors employ solid news judgment and knowledge of audience data in daily programming decisions. They demonstrate sharp writing and strong editing skills. They deftly balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind.

This role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Journalistic skills

  • Exercises strong judgment in packaging and presenting news.

  • Demonstrates a command of editing and digital headline writing.

  • Employs design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages.

  • Understands how to balance breaking news with enterprise and features journalism.

  • Recognizes the Journal’s core digital audience and its needs and expectations.

  • Helps connect the content with the audience.

  • Familiar with the Journal’s brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms.

  • Upholds The Wall Street Journal’s high standards and ethics.

Digital media skills

  • Ease with editing different types of media, e.g., text, graphics, share text and captions.

  • Creates informative and engaging packages on digital home pages and within articles.

  • Uses audience data to inform curation decisions, making adjustments as needed.

  • Understands the value of search-engine optimization, notably headlines and tags.

  • Strong command of digital and social-media strategies and publishing tools.

  • Command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices.

  • Ability and willingness to assist in troubleshooting digital publishing issues.

Personal attributes

  • Detail-oriented. Takes pride in and ownership of his or her own work.

  • Works well independently and as part of a larger team.

  • Thrives in an atmosphere of constant change and embraces experimentation.

  • Comfortable balancing multiple tasks and responsibilities while meeting deadlines.

  • Collaborates with other groups and employs excellent communication skills.

  • Open-minded. Welcomes learning new skills and opportunities to teach others.

  • General awareness of how our newsroom works and others’ roles and responsibilities.

Union - Yes

OT - Yes

Reports to the Desktop, Mobile Editor

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. 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, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com . Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

If you require assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Talent Management team for Application Help at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com

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