LaRoche, editor of development at WSJ, leaving
Michelle LaRoche, The Wall Street Journal’s editor for development, is leaving the newspaper at the end of the month via its buyout offer.
LaRoche oversees employee development, hiring and internships at the paper. She has been in that job since August 2013.
Before that, the 21-year Dow Jones veteran was managing editor, Real-Time Desks, at Dow Jones Newswires in New York. In that post, she managed a team of about 65 editors in an array of tasks ranging from writing headlines on breaking news to editing features to curating websites.
LaRoche was Dow Jones Newswires editor for training and recruiting from April 2008 to February 2012. Prior to that, she managed the Americas Spot News Desk. She started her Dow Jones career as a member of the corporate information services group.
LaRoche is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and worked at Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover, New Hampshire as a copy editor.