Erin White named WSJ.com home page chief
Wall Street Journal real-time news editor Stephen Wisnefski sent out the following staff promotion on Wednesday:
We are pleased to announce that Erin White has been appointed WSJ.com home page chief and deputy editor on the newly created Real-Time News Desk. Erin’s ascension underscores our commitment to enhancing WSJ.com’s ability to produce extraordinary digital journalism by drawing on the resources of the global news operation.
As we amp up WSJ.com, Erin will help drive sharper, faster coverage of breaking news and advocate specifically for online readers. Erin will play a lead role in planning coverage, marshaling resources, building digital savvy in the newsroom and exploring and developing new digital ways to tell stories. In addition to overseeing a team of New York-based WSJ.com editors, Erin will help guide the Real-Time Desk’s teams of writers and editors, and will work closely with news editors and bureau chiefs around the world to set digital priorities.
Erin is particularly well-suited to her new role. In nearly 15 years at the WSJ, Erin has demonstrated time and again strong news judgment, grace under pressure and an ability to work effectively across the entire newsroom. She has also displayed a creative approach to bringing news to online readers – combining speed with comprehensiveness and accuracy, and upholding our highest standards in the digital era.
Erin comes to her new role from Page One, where she has spearheaded digital projects and strategy, and managed our major prize submissions. She was previously a senior editor for WSJ.com, and prior to that was the inaugural Real Time Deputy for the Corporate Desk, positions where she managed the Journal’s rapid response on major stories from the death of Steve Jobs to Facebook’s IPO to the London Olympics.
Previously, she ran the Management & Careers group, covered advertising and retail out of London, and reported on media and marketing in New York. Erin joined the Journal as an intern with the law group in 1998.
Erin will start her new assignment on July 1 and will report to Steve Wisnefski. Please join us in wishing her well in this important new role.