Audio Editor, The Wall Street Journal - Remote / NY

Dow Jones
Remote / NY
23 Dec 2020
06 Feb 2021
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced narrative audio editor to serve as an editor for The Journal podcast, which is produced in collaboration with Gimlet Media.

Based remotely or in New York, the audio editor should demonstrate excellent journalistic instincts and top-notch narrative audio editing skills. You will work on a range of episode types but will be responsible for managing the show's enterprise work and developing more ambitious storytelling.

You will need to develop ties within The Wall Street Journal newsroom in order to work with reporters and editors around the world.

We are looking for someone who is great at helping a story find its shape, who can go from weighty topics to lighter ones, and who can guide a production from its initial idea to a final, polished episode.

You will report to the deputy head of audio and will work closely with the The Journal podcast's editors, producers and hosts to develop distinctive enterprise audio stories.

Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in journalism and audio editing, as well as a demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines.

The show:

The Journal podcast brings the Journal's strongest reporting to our ambitious audience each day, sharing deep insights, context, analysis and storytelling from our well-sourced reporters and editors in a format that is best suited for audio.

Drawing on the Journal's unparalleled business reporting and global news operation, plus Gimlet's audio expertise, the show looks at the world through the lens of money, business and power.

You will:

  • Manage the show's features pipeline and lead the team toward powerful, audio-rich enterprise work.
  • Guide episode teams to craft stories that are engaging, surprising and emotionally satisfying.
  • Take the lead in developing and refining the narrative structure of each episode.
  • Identify what is working in each story and what needs to be restructured or reimagined.
  • Write collaboratively with producers and hosts to get scripts from draft to final language.
  • Work closely with producers to develop pitches for future episodes.
  • Coach producers and hosts to develop new skills and help them advance in their audio careers.
  • Lead training and editorial reviews for the team's features work.
  • Partner with news reporters and editors in New York and globally to share their stories and reporting.
  • Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed

You have:

  • At least seven years of audio journalism experience, ideally narrative
  • At least four years of experience in an editing role
  • Comfort and proficiency in structuring and editing narrative pieces
  • A proven knack for managing, mentoring and helping others develop in their careers
  • Excellent writing skills
  • An ability to jump between episodes and contribute meaningful guidance, no matter the context
  • Ability to tell business and economics stories in creative ways
  • Knowledge of current events, U.S. and world politics and economics, as well as a nose for news
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written and as a collaborator
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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 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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