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WSJ seeks a new formats editor

June 14, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a journalist who can combine editorial and product thinking to tear up old story formats and try new ones with an eye toward what’s most useful to our audience. The New Formats editor will lead a team including newsletter writers and editors and a structured data expert who creates special projects around annual rankings.

We’re looking for someone who has experience successfully producing compelling digital content that attracts an audience and encourages engagement and subscription conversion. We want an editor who is comfortable with best practices for email newsletters and who can implement a strategy for the newsletter portfolio that is informed by news judgment, audience insights, analytics and industry best-practices.

You will be a bridge to WSJ’s product teams, helping us reach scale and improve audience communications through alerts, emails and social media. You will work with the Live Journalism team to coordinate, plan and promote Live Q&A events. You will also work closely with our user research team to understand what new formats work best, and then help build those into the newsroom toolkit. It is essential that the journalist in this position has a respect for what makes the Journal the most trusted news brand in America but also an ability to lead others in trying new things.

You will report to the New Audiences Chief. While you may start this job remotely, you will be based in our New York City office.

You will:

  • Lead the Journal’s team that runs newsletters, calendars, the live Q&A tool and structured data rankings.
  • Work with the New Audiences Chief and Deputy Chief to create and execute ideas to benefit audiences.
  • Liaise with internal teams to leverage existing archival content as well as new stories for new forms of presentations.
  • Coordinate content publication across platforms

You have:

  • 5+ years of reporting and editing experience for an online audience
  • Experience growing a digital audience across multiple platforms
  • Strong editorial judgment about content, accuracy, tone and organization
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to meet regular deadlines

To apply, go here.

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