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SEO Editor, Speed & Trending -- Weekends

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
15 Apr 2022

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a dynamic and experienced SEO editor with superb news judgment and a strong understanding of SEO and social media trends to join our Newsroom SEO team. You will play an essential part in shaping our breaking news and trending news strategy. Evergreen and Q&A-style content should be part of your wheelhouse but you should also be familiar with breaking news practices.

You will be a key player in the growth and development of the SEO team at The Wall Street Journal, working with bureaus across the organization, most often the new Speed & Trending Desk. A strong command of newsroom workflows and proficiency with digital publishing tools are crucial for success.

The position will require you to work on Saturdays and Sundays, but is structured as a four-day workweek rather than five. You will report to the Senior SEO Editor. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

You will:
  • Work closely with WSJ's editorial team to drive audience growth and increased engagement through SEO
  • Use keyword research, social and SEO tools to work directly with editors and reporters on content optimization and ideation
  • Monitor the performance of articles using real-time analytics tools and make strategic SEO decisions based on that data and real-time Google Rankings
  • Help identify breaking news and search trends
  • Contribute to an SEO calendar with topics, content ideas, and other strategic notes
  • Edit and optimize news content to ensure they are ranking for relevant keywords

You have:
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in growing SEO organically within a newsroom environment
  • Ability to perform keyword and trend research to identify trending and breaking news
  • Proven experience in developing and contributing to search-oriented content strategy.
  • Familiarity with the Journal's brand, content offering, and various digital/print platforms.
  • Good working knowledge of analytics tools such as Adobe Analytics and Google Search Console.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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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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