Rankings Data Reporter, The Wall Street Journal - NY

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

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Rankings Reporter to join our New Formats Team within the newsroom's Strategy unit.

The reporter will help us launch new content, test out ideas, produce ongoing rankings and grow the uses of our collection of rankings.

The Journal has been very successful with its annual college rankings, technology companies to watch, airport rankings and more.

These pieces of original research and reporting generate significant audience engagement, as people find that the information helps them make decisions in their lives.

The Journal goes beyond news headlines every week in providing service-oriented content and the New Formats Team will be expanding that.

The rankings reporter should have strong data analysis skills; a good sense of topics that interest the Journal's audiences, current and future; strong organizational skills to manage these multi-faceted projects; and a good sense of design of user-centric tools and content.

The New Formats Team is part of the Journal's Strategy unit, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation.

The team includes half a dozen new major initiatives that will be led by a full range of journalistic talent -- 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 rankings reporter will work closely with reporters and editors across the newsroom who have expertise in various rankings areas as well as the Journal's visuals, product, design and engineering departments.

Depending on the pace of the rankings work, you may also be involved in creating stories and microsites of other new formats and types of content. You will be part of a creative group of storytellers who prioritize audience engagement in their work.

It's essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism in these jobs. The Journal is the most trusted news outlet in the country, and it's expanding its appeal among new audiences. The ideal candidate will help us identify, build and maintain rankings as well as participate in other new forms of journalism.


  • Work with the team to help us create better rankings experiences.
  • Use editorial judgment to lead the rankings content with a sharp focus on accuracy and usefulness.
  • Create new ways to grow our rankings audience and engagement.
  • Handle reporting and analysis of rankings performance.
  • Collaborate with teams across The Wall Street Journal-including Editorial, Audience Development, Consumer Marketing, Product and Data-to identify and execute on new opportunities of growth.
  • Edit contributions to the rankings by writers and create original content.
  • Work on multiple projects at once.
  • Participate and help ideate other new journalism formats.


  • Experience creating, launching and testing new products.
  • Strong writing skills and experience in a newsroom
  • Knowledge of analytics tools like Omniture, Parse.ly or Chartbeat, and the ability to analyze data from those apps.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who have skills appropriate for advanced visual and data journalism, including:

  • Knowledge of D3 and illustrator
  • Command of HTML, CSS and JS
  • A scripting language such as Python or Ruby
  • Statistics languages such as R
  • Mapping applications such as QGIS
  • Experience with Linux and cloud-based services
  • LI-JA1-WSJ

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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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