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The Wall Street Journal, International Photo Editor

Dow Jones
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

International Photo Editor

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a photo editor with great range, experience and journalistic integrity, who can work quickly and decisively in breaking news situations, produce complex photo assignments, perform strong agency and social media research, and work within a large newsroom setting with bureaus around the world. You will join our London hub as part of a small photo team.  working with the Asia and Europe bureaus on the breaking and spot news of the day across all coverage areas, as well as overseeing our daily Live Markets coverage during early London hours.  You will also work specifically on international coverage, from the Middle East to Ukraine and Europe, assigning photography and working closely with the international reporting and editing teams. The London editors work alongside their photo colleagues in New York to ensure this broad news coverage.

You will be based in our London office, reporting to the International Managing Photo Editor. 

You Will:

  • Work quickly and accurately on breaking news and enterprise stories, collaborating with editors, visual teams and section chiefs.
  • Drive visual coverage in the international time zone,  anticipating photographic and other needs as stories develop.  Work in our CMS to combine different formats, newsroom tools and visual elements. 
  • Assign Photography, working with photographers, editors and reporters to tell narrative, investigative, breaking news and enterprise stories on all platforms including mobile and print.
  • Follow department guidelines and safety protocols in working with photographers and subjects.
  • Promote a diverse and exciting group of photographers and subjects, with an eye to building new audiences for our journalism
  • Pitch visually innovative and original projects and approaches to digital story production, demonstrating an understanding of the different platforms and audiences.
  • Work with platform and off-platform editors to surface the work strategically across all platforms.
  • Maintain a budget effectively, working with your Manager. 

You Have:

  • At least 5 years experience in a photo editing role, an enthusiasm for good journalism and current events, and keen news judgment.
  • A strong network of international photographers and sources, spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
  • Proven deep research skills and experience with news gathering and research tools including Storyful, Factiva and Satellite research.
  • Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, video editing tools, FTP, and social media tools 
  • Some knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is useful.
  • Motivation to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to balance short and long term projects across different sections.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.


Reasonable accommodation:

Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Non-Union role

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.

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