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WSJ seeks a night platforms editor

August 18, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an editor to curate our native platforms— and the WSJ app—and to enhance the digital experience for our audience, with a focus on evening and weekend consumers. You will work evening hours Tuesday-Saturday.

You will set lineups and package stories, using news judgment, knowledge of audience data and awareness of the WSJ brand to make programming decisions. You will help execute the team’s alert strategy and take a hands-on approach in crafting language for push notifications and email alerts.

Platform editors demonstrate sharp writing and strong editing skills, with the ability to balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind. The role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows.

We’re looking for someone who will be an advocate for the needs of our native platforms with coverage chiefs and an evangelist for digital storytelling in the newsroom. You will be a key voice in product initiatives for digital platforms and editorial tools.

You will start this job remotely but eventually will be based in our New York office. You will report to the On-Platform Editor.

You Will:

  • Shape informative and engaging packages on digital home pages and within articles.
  • Use superb news judgment to balance breaking news with enterprise and features journalism.
  • Edit and write digital headlines, display text, photos, graphics, captions and alerts.
  • Use audience data to inform curation and strategy decisions.
  • Help troubleshoot digital publishing issues.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience working in a newsroom.
  • Proven experience as a news editor, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices.
  • Strong design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages.
  • Familiarity with the Journal’s brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms.

To apply, go here.

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