WSJ seeks platform editor for Japanese edition

May 8, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Japanese online edition of The Wall Street Journal (JWSJ) is looking for a full-time platform editor to manage its homepage, social media accounts and newsletters to increase reader engagement, working closely with translators and editors.

You will be part of a team that offers not only WSJ’s unique perspective, but also sophisticated Japanese translation for a discerning audience. In addition to its own website, JWSJ stories also appear on platforms of media partners, including some of Japan’s largest media outlets.

You will:

  • Line up and package stories working closely with translators and editors.
  • Analyze and make use of audience data to maximize reader engagement on the website as well as social media.
  • Edit and write effective language for posts on various social media platforms including X, Facebook, Instagram and LINE.
  • Handle other digital tasks such as creating graphics and newsletter distribution.

You have:

  • At least 3 years of experience managing official social media accounts, preferably that of media organizations.
  • Excellent Japanese language skills to write effective social language for Japanese readers.
  • Business-level English to communicate with colleagues in emails and chat as well as online meetings.
  • A passion for enhancing the digital experience for our audience and an open mind to new ideas and technology, as well as strong communication skills.

Following will be preferable:

  • Experience working in a newsroom.
  • Basic skills and knowledge of digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and CMS.
  • Experience in data analysis using website analytics tools.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

To apply, go here.

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