Agenda Editor, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York
07 Mar 2019
07 Mar 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal seeks a New York-based editor to oversee multi-disciplinary agenda-setting that spans the Journal's digital and print reports.

On any given day, the Journal breaks several stories and delivers large enterprise as well as smart features. Our newsroom is more multimedia than ever, and there are many moving parts to our biggest stories and scoops.

On top of that, we increasingly have many different audience groups who come to us with different interests, and we are seeking to use what we know about audiences more to help us anticipate their interests.

The agenda editor will work closely with the newsroom's leadership to pick the best opportunities each week where the Journal can shine and create the most value with its audience and future audiences.

The agenda editor sits within the Journal's strategy department, which serves as an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation.

The department includes the full range of journalistic talent that makes the Journal one of the leading news organizations in the world -- writers, video journalists, graphics designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more -- in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value.

The agenda editor will be a close collaborator with other leaders in the strategy department, which include new chiefs of data, research and development, membership engagement and innovation, as well as editors focusing on content for young people and women.

The agenda editor will also help the strategy leadership develop programming with audience segmentation and daily and weekly news consumption habits in mind.

The agenda editor should have deep journalism experience in a variety of content areas, including business news, and also experience in text stories and other mediums.

Experience in broadcast programming is helpful. Comfort with audience data and strategic thinking using analytics is a must. And experience in a variety of social media platforms is helpful.

An understanding of the role that the Journal - the most trusted news brand in the country - plays in the public dialogue is important, as is an understanding of the Journal's values.


  • Manage distribution strategy and selection of the highest-impact works of journalism each week.
  • Work as an independent contributor, and work closely with the editor of newsroom strategy on the newsroom's broader strategy.
  • Communicate effectively throughout the organization on status, issues and results. And collaborate with the newsroom's editors; platforms team; and product, tech and design teams.
  • Partner on product and design improvements that will better highlight the Journal's scoops, features and enterprise stories.
  • Be excited about working in a constantly changing and growing environment where the process is fluid and creative and unique solutions are desired.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years in journalism and experience in a variety of content areas.
  • Experience on audience engagement initiatives that have shown growth results.
  • Managerial experience is preferred because of the complex project at hand.
  • Demonstrated success leading, defining and launching new content initiatives and accessing opportunities backed by deep analysis and metrics.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with programming and scheduling strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and drum up enthusiasm for vision among editorial, design and product teammates.
  • Demonstrated leadership with cross-functional teams and the ability to gain cooperation from others at all levels.
  • Strong sense of urgency and comfort in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Knowledge of newsroom work flows, journalism standards and business news.
  • University degree in a relevant field.
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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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