WSJ seeks deputy editor for investigations

April 17, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a deputy editor to play an essential role in shaping its award-winning investigations coverage.

Investigations are at the heart of our big ambitions to produce distinctive and revelatory work that our readers can’t get anywhere else. The Deputy Investigations Editor will help manage a team of reporters and editors as well as collaborate with colleagues across the globe. You will be responsible for ensuring that all of our investigations meet the highest standards of Wall Street Journal reporting and editing.

The deputy will work hand-in-hand with the Editor, Investigations to set the tone for our biggest stories of the year, finding ways to deploy our investigative talents and shine light on the hidden and the unknown. To succeed in this role you will need significant experience leading large teams through major investigations.

You will be expected to carry on the Journal’s tradition of excellence and to think creatively and innovatively about how we cover stories for a digital audience. Experience in tackling complex projects in business and finance is a must.

The position will report to the Investigations Editor in New York.

You will:

  • Work collaboratively with reporters and editors across the newsroom to break stories, including data journalists
  • Identify and seize storylines, guiding reporters and editors to success
  • Work closely on all aspects of a story from conception, reporting to the final art and headlines to produce world-class investigative journalism
  • Find opportunities to tell stories readers can’t find anywhere else
  • Run a highly competitive team of investigative reporters

You have:

  • At least 5 years of journalism experience dealing with high profile stories
  • Experience managing reporters would be beneficial
  • A keen sense of the Journal’s audience – both present and future – and a demonstrated ability to help reporters craft appealing features
  • Ability to handle complex and sensitive coverage.
  • The very highest standards of excellence, and a commitment to ambitious and distinctive investigative journalism and a willingness to experiment

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job.

To apply, go here.

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