Publishing Editor - WSJ Publishing Desk, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
24 Apr 2018
03 Nov 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is seeking skilled, highly creative editors for its fast-paced Publishing Desk in New York.

These accomplished journalists are invigorated by the demands of the current news cycle and the importance of delivering top-quality stories and visuals to readers.

Publishing editors meet and maintain WSJ’s high standards through precise and concise editing, sharp and informative headlines and distinctive presentation.

Successful candidates must have strong news judgment and the ability to edit and elevate stories of all types under deadline pressure for a digital and print audience.

In addition to breaking and top news of the day, these editors will work on lively, in-depth feature stories and graphics on a variety of core subjects valued by our readers. A deep interest in all areas of news, in particular finance, business and technology, is desired.

Editors on the publishing desk are versatile and possess the temperament to handle multiple articles and responsibilities across platforms in an efficient manner. The ability to work independently as well as on a team and collaborate with reporters and editors around the world is essential.

Experience in digital journalism and publishing, plus an appreciation of modern and innovative storytelling techniques, is preferred. A desire to learn new skills is encouraged.

Journalistic skills

  • Exercises strong news judgment in editing and fast-paced publishing.

  • Demonstrates the ability to edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness.

  • Proficient in basic numeracy and draws on a variety of general knowledge, confident in analyzing the data behind a story.

  • Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics in own work.

  • Understands WSJ’s brand, content and various digital and print platforms.

  • Recognizes the core WSJ’s audiences, and their needs and expectations.

  • Helps connect the content with the audience.

Media skills

  • Ease with editing different types of media, e.g., text, graphics, social-media descriptions and photo captions.

  • Understands the value of on-page and search-engine optimization, notably headlines and tags.

  • Creates publishable story packages/article pages, including adding related links, visuals and other digital elements, that meet WSJ requirements.

  • Assesses the digital performance of stories and make adjustments as needed.

  • Knowledge of digital and social-media strategy and tools.

  • Command of newsroom editorial tools, metadata and internal coding for WSJ and DJ Newswires.

Personal attributes

  • Takes pride in and ownership of his or her own work.

  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.

  • Meets deadlines.

  • Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs.

  • Flexible in changing/handing off tasks.

  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.

  • Functions well within a team.

  • Wants to learn new skills.

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Union - Yes

OT - Yes

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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 36 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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