WSJ Opinion seeks a digital editor
The Wall Street Journal Opinion section is looking for a digital editor to join our editorial features team. The digital editor will be responsible for scheduling, packaging and publishing op-ed content for online platforms, including WSJ.com, the mobile app, Apple News and more. The digital editor would consult with editors on digital display with SEO, clickiness and shareability in mind. This person would head up digital and platform innovation for the editorial features team to create special issues and online-only packages. This is an opportunity for someone with a creative vision to pitch and execute new approaches to digital storytelling of opinion content.
We’re looking for someone who is versatile and highly skilled in all aspects of editing and production, including coming up with the most compelling headlines for online. Successful candidates must have extensive experience commissioning, editing and assembling digital journalism, with strong visual and presentation skills and a gift for collaborating with art directors, photo editors and writing staff. This person must be skilled at rewriting, and otherwise improving copy, finishing stories on deadline throughout the day for digital.
While you may start this job remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
About the Opinion Section:
Following the American newspaper practice, the heads of News and Editorial report independently to the publisher of the Journal and CEO of Dow Jones, Almar Latour. The Editorial staff oversees the Opinion content published on WSJ.com, the editorial and op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal in print, and criticism of books and the arts, which are recognized at the Journal as an Opinion function.
While The Wall Street Journal’s news pages are committed to informing our readers, our editorials are dedicated to advocating a consistent philosophy and positions that emanate from it. That philosophy can be summed up as ‘free markets, free people.’
We believe that the ultimate function of opinion journalism is the same as the rest of the newspaper, to inform. But in opinion journalism we have the additional purpose of making an argument for a point of view. We often take sides on the major issues of politics and society, with a goal of moving policies or events in what we think is the best direction for the country and world. In stating our own views forcefully, we hope to raise and sharpen the level of debate and knowledge. And we hope that our editorials reflect not merely the passing whim of passing editors, but a body of thought shaped by a century of tradition.
- Heads up digital and platform innovation to create special issues and online-only packages.
- Pitch and execute new approaches to digital storytelling of opinion content
- Consults with editors on digital display with SEO and shareability, with the WSJ reader in mind.
- Consults on visual presentation, particularly in terms of how art for stories must be suitable for both print and digital or, if not, that digital-specific art is created.
Strong candidates will have the following skills and experience:
- 2 – 4 years of digital-publishing and editing experience in a newsroom setting
- It is essential that candidates be familiar with the ideas, philosophy and principles for which The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page stands
- Extensive experience commissioning, editing and assembling digital journalism
- Strong writing and editing capabilities with SEO in mind.
- Collaborative with strong communication skills
- The ability to work under deadline pressure
- Experience using CMS software
- Well versed in SEO and social-media strategy
To apply, go here.