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Dow Jones Technology News Editor, Live Journalism in SAN FRANCISCO, California

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an entrepreneurial editor steeped in the business and culture of technology to join our growing Live Journalism team in the newsroom. You will shape our conversations on stage about technology—setting the news agenda at the Journal's premier technology conference, WSJ Tech Live, while also contributing to key technology discussions at The Future of Everything Festival and CEO Council.

This is a period of growth and transformation for WSJ events. The team has moved from producing in-person conferences and festivals to a full calendar of virtual events and, now, will embark on producing hybrid events. Working with the head of live journalism and special content, you will help shape our approach in this new multichannel medium: specifically how we plan, program and, most importantly, cover our live events across the Journal’s platforms.

We're looking for someone with a background working on the newsroom side of top tier events who has a track record of getting things done with an emphasis on originality and exclusivity. You will work to set the news agenda at our events, developing content for the conversations that take place onstage and executing coverage plans before, during and after the event.

You will build, own, and manage relationships with tech behemoths and upstart founders, but also researchers on the cutting edge who are featured at Journal gatherings. You will have a network that spans industries and continents, an eye for new thinkers and leaders, deep knowledge of the current competitive landscape, and a sense for the topics people care about now and in the future that will set our tech events apart from competitors.

The ideal candidate will come to the role with a global perspective, deep curiosity about new technologies, and an eye for emerging leaders in established companies.

Other qualifications for the job include:

  • A background and/or interest in editorial content and not event management (this is not a logistics or operations role–you will not be responsible for selecting menus or lighting, that’s another team member’s role)

  • Experience as a reporter or editor covering technology

  • The ability to keep your cool while juggling the many moving parts of a live event

  • An in-depth knowledge of technology, business and culture

  • A love of research and reporting: What’s an angle that hasn’t been explored before?

  • Superior writing and editing skills

You will report to the Editor for Live Journalism, Kim Last. While you may start the job working from home, you can be based in our New York or San Francisco office.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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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