WSJ seeks an editor for its live journalism team
The Wall Street Journal is seeking a news minded, culturally curious, entrepreneurial editor to join our Live Journalism team. This editor will own and shape forums like the Global Food Forum and help develop new news-driven events.
Journal events gather top leaders and thinkers and make news. You will work with our editor of live journalism to drive, develop, and distinguish Journal events from the rest. You will work on ways to extend our events to new audiences–from creating stories ahead of a conference to identifying new session formats and demos to present to our audience. This role will also be key in agenda development and event strategy: Who are the people, themes, big ideas, and moments of cultural relevance that we should highlight on stage for the WSJ audience?
He or she will work within the newsroom to develop content and visuals for conversations that take place onstage, and will be expected to also source, build, own, and manage relationships with business, culture, social and political leaders featured at Journal gatherings. You’ll work on how to continue the conversation post-event: How should we package event coverage from print, online, video, and audio to reach new audiences?
This position requires creativity and organization in equal measure.
Other qualifications for the job include:
- A background and/or interest in editorial content and not traditional event management (Note: this role will not be responsible for event production.)
- The ability to keep calm and carry on: Events have many moving components, can you keep your cool juggling the various details?
- An in-depth knowledge of business, technology, culture and finance, with a healthy track record of relationships with leaders in the space;
- A love of research and reporting: What’s something our audience hasn’t heard or seen before?
- Superior writing and editing skills;
- Bonus points if you have worked in events beforehand and know how they work.
If you’re interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why.
To apply, go here.