The Wall Street Journal is looking for quick-thinking senior publishing editors to help lead our breaking-news desk in New York. This group at the heart of the newsroom is responsible for being the first word on many of the most important stories of the day, publishing news across subject areas with speed, precision and authority.
Driven by the Journal’s coverage priorities and audience data, the team will focus on delivering the timely news our readers need, optimized for our online platforms. The team’s breaking news remit will range widely across subjects, from business to general news around the country and beyond. The team will operate in close coordination with other reporting groups across the Journal, often kicking off coverage before passing the baton. In addition to breaking news, this team will look for smart opportunities to join the conversation on other trending stories and topics.
We want an editor who is invigorated by the demands of a 24-hour news cycle and passionate about delivering top-quality stories and visuals to readers across our various publishing platforms. You should be a solid editor with a good grasp of WSJ style, ethics and standards, and publishing practices, and the ability to make independent decisions on deadline. Strong news judgment and a good sense for what our audience is looking for are critical, as is solid experience applying SEO best practices and writing headlines that will draw readers. You will have a leadership role on the team, coaching colleagues and helping other editors and reporters grow.
This role requires schedule flexibility -- the desk will be operating from early morning to late evening, seven days a week. You will report to the Speed & Trending Coverage Chief. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
Quickly and sharply edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, clarity, diversity, balance and fairness
Assign and direct the work of the team on quality and presentation of time-sensitive edits
Write SEO-friendly headlines, add relevant tags and hyperlinks, and work with photo editors to ensure every story has the images needed
Flag incoming content to our platforms for appropriate promotion and assist them in developing alerts language
Work with the Speed & Trending chief to track developing stories drawing interest online and find WSJ angles
Take feeds from multiple reporters and develop them into a well-rounded piece or pieces when news requires it
Broad interests and experience across subject areas
Proven ability to edit on deadline
Solid understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly presentation and what they mean for how we do our jobs
Strong command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices
5+ years of experience as a news editor
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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 38 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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Req ID: 26044