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Dow Jones Newswires seeks a deputy editor

April 24, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Newswires

Dow Jones Newswires seeks a dynamic news leader with a passion for real-time coverage, deep insights into the minds of traders, and experience managing and motivating effective and creative teams.

This role positions you on the front lines of our global editing and reporting operations, serving a diverse mix of sophisticated market professionals around the world. You’ll need to speak their language and anticipate their needs, whether they are high-touch wealth advisers, data-driven quantitative analysts or major institutional investors.

We are looking for someone who thrives on urgency while remaining cool under pressure. The right candidate will be equally skilled at bringing out the best in veteran financial journalists and helping those with less experience gain the knowledge and know-how to reach their full potential. This is an opportunity to help enhance and expand coverage by the global authority in financial journalism.

Journalistic skills

  • Exercises exceptional news judgment in editing and fast-paced publishing.
  • Assigns and oversees editors’ work and helps them make progress and learn.
  • Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics.
  • Understands WSJ’s brand, content and various digital and print platforms.
  • Thoroughly understands the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.
  • Helps connect the content with the audience.

Management skills

  • Leads day-to-day operations and ensures strategy is being followed.
  • Makes coverage decisions and organizes colleagues to execute plans.
  • Coordinates globally across all platforms to ensure Newswires needs are met.
  • Represents Newswires when needed in matters involving customers, sales, product and interdepartmental planning.
  • Acts as an arbiter on decisions related to news distribution.
  • Collaborates with newsroom leaders and editors from other groups.
  • Communicates precisely and able to arbitrate issues and conflicts with compassion.
  • Oversees the work of other Newswires leaders and editors.
  • Manages workflow and participates in performance reviews.
  • Assists in coaching individual leaders, editors, reporters and writers.
  • Identifies training opportunities, plans and leads training presentations as needed.
  • Leads by example and works well across teams.
  • Proactive rather than reactive.

Digital skills

  • Full command of publishing platforms, newsroom editorial tools, metadata and coding.
  • Understands the importance of proper coding and tagging for headlines and different types of content for different channels.
  • Well versed in the use of technology and systems to customize news feeds, filter content, improve the user experience and measure audience engagement.
  • Proficient in using technology to enhance speed and efficiency of monitoring news, checking facts, and coordinating across teams.

Personal attributes

  • Leads by example and works well across teams.
  • Thrives under pressure and remains calm in the face of challenges.
  • Understands how to nurture a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Takes pride in and ownership of the work done by the team.
  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs.
  • Flexible in changing/handing off tasks.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.
  • Wants to learn new skills.
  • Participates in recruiting and evaluating candidates during the hiring process.
  • Participates in decision-making regarding disciplinary action and compensation.

To apply, go here.

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