The Wall Street Journal is the most trusted news organization in America and the best source of news and analysis for ambitious people. Our reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists around the world 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. We're using the latest technology to develop new ways of publishing our journalism on a variety of platforms, experimenting with augmented reality and cutting-edge video and mobile storytelling formats. We’re looking for great journalists and innovative minds to join our newsroom as we continue to tell the important stories and further reinvent our journalism for digital priorities.
The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced business journalist to edit specialized content targeting professional audiences. The person in this New York-based position will be responsible for editing and publishing copy under the WSJ Pro banner and several verticals focused on C-Suite roles.
This editor must have a keen understanding of the particular needs of business and financial professionals, and be capable of publishing top-quality content that helps readers understand their industries and do their jobs more effectively.
The person in this position will be an accomplished line editor who can spot mistakes and also isn’t afraid to flip the structure of a story or ask important questions when there are holes. A full grasp of grammar, spelling and style rules, compliance with standards guidelines, and factual accuracy are critical.
The right team player should have business editing experience in areas such as corporate, finance or technology news. This editor must also demonstrate an understanding of, or eagerness to delve into, the various topics covered by our Professional teams -- logistics, corporate finance, technology, risk, bankruptcy and private equity. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks. The person must also be able to liaise with editors across the newsroom.
This position is based in New York and reports to the Deputy Professional Products Editor.
Understands the mission of WSJ Pro and how our journalism should be selected and presented in line with those values
Exercises strong news judgment in headline writing, editing and fast-paced publishing
Knows how to edit for accuracy and essential details while expediting publishing
Proficient in numeracy, draws on deep financial knowledge, and is confident analyzing the data behind a story in real time
Demonstrates the ability to edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness
Upholds WSJ standards and ethics
Digital and social media skills
Easily adjusts to editing on different systems and platforms and various formats and styles
Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities
Collaborates with reporters and editors from other groups
Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs
Flexible in changing/handing off tasks
General awareness of how a newsroom works
Functions well within a team
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
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).
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