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WSJ seeks a personal tech news editor

August 11, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a dynamic, strategic-minded journalist to join the Personal Tech bureau. You would be jumping into a key role as the editor—and occasional writer—of daily explanatory news on the tech beat. You will work with a reporter and the bureau chief to assess key trending tech topics, and determine the best way to add to the conversation and help readers navigate the moment.

The past few years have shown that readers want as much Personal Tech advice and intel as possible, on everything from privacy concerns and password managers to Zoom classrooms and streaming video apps. You would be instrumental in driving daily news coverage while working alongside our popular Personal Tech and Family & Tech columnists. You would also work on overall team strategy and story planning, and have the opportunity to contribute Personal Tech articles as well as pieces in other WSJ sections, including The Future of Everything.

You will report to Wilson Rothman, bureau chief for Personal Tech. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our NY or SF office.

You will:

  • Edit daily compelling Personal Tech news and explainers pegged to current events or our own areas of interest and expertise.
  • Write your own news articles as needed, and have the chance to contribute substitute Personal Tech and Family & Tech columns, as well as features for our various special sections, including The Future of Everything.
  • Work with the team to conceive of larger projects and themed packages.
  • Make appearances on the daily Tech News Briefing podcast and other live journalism and media across the WSJ.

You have:

  • 5+ years of professional journalism experience, preferably on the tech beat.
  • 2+ years writing/editing fast-turnaround high-quality news pieces on tight deadlines.
  • Experience (or a keen interest) in editing others and coaching reporters.
  • An ability to explain complicated concepts plainly to a wide audience.
  • A big-picture awareness of the increasing role of technology—and the makers of technology—in our daily lives.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and 3-5 links to written work, along 2-3 links to videos, podcasts or other media. The application deadline is Sept. 1.

To apply, go here.

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