Dow Jones, Senior Publishing Editor (Singapore)

Dow Jones
26 Apr 2019
07 Jun 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Dow Jones Newswires seeks a digitally savvy financial editor with the experience and speed to meet the needs of professional investors seeking real-time delivery of news and insights.

The successful candidate must have top-notch management and editing skills along with the news judgment to assign, curate and package content for a sophisticated, professional audience.

Much of the editing will focus on markets, finance and business topics, so familiarity with those subjects and experience as an editor in those areas is expected.

This editor must understand the demands of a real-time news cycle and be comfortable making fast, independent decisions.

Senior publishing editors direct the work of the publishing editors and coordinate across the entire news organization. Strong communication skills and an understanding of how to collaborate in a team environment are essential.

The job is based in Singapore.

Journalistic skills:

  • Exercises exceptional news judgment directing fast-paced publishing of breaking news headlines and stories.
  • Demonstrates the ability to quickly and sharply edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness.
  • Draws on a depth of financial knowledge to quickly assess and prioritize headline writing and editing of breaking news coming in through multiple channels.
  • Assigns and oversees editors' work and helps them make progress.
  • Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics.
  • Recognizes the core audiences for WSJ and Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.
  • Helps connect the content with the audience.

Digital media skills:

  • Easily adjusts to editing on different systems and platforms.
  • Proficient in using technology to enhance speed and efficiency of monitoring news, checking facts, handling urgent stories and communicating across teams.
  • Understands the importance of proper coding and tagging for headlines and different types of content for different channels.
  • Command of newsroom editorial tools, metadata and internal coding for WSJ and DJ Newswires.

Personal attributes:

  • Possesses a well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.
  • Takes pride in and ownership of his or her work and the work of the entire team.
  • Proactive rather than reactive.
  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Collaborates with reporters and editors from other groups.
  • Aids in building collective skills across the editing team.
  • Communicates precisely, with compassion.
  • 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.

Dow Jones offers an opportunity to work for one of the world's leading financial and business news companies.

We invite interested candidates to click 'Apply' and submit a cover letter and detailed resume (including up to five published samples of your work), current and expected salary.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. 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, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

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 38 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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