WSJ seeks a publishing editor in New York

September 27, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for digital journalists with excellent news judgment for our fast-paced news-editing team in New York. We’re seeking editors who are invigorated by the demands of a 24-hour-news cycle and passionate about providing top-quality stories and visuals to readers.

You’ll be a member of the Publishing Desk, which is at the center of the newsroom and works with global reporting and visuals bureaus to edit, polish and code copy on deadline across our various platforms. Our journalists know the importance of audience engagement and SEO in every edit. We value collaboration, creativity and an appreciation of innovative storytelling techniques.

As part of the team, you’ll edit breaking and daily news stories as well as features, columns and graphics across core subject areas, including politics, business, markets and technology. You’ll also contribute to efforts to prepare high-level obituaries, working closely with reporters as well as platforms editors.

This role requires schedule flexibility with daytime or evening hours, including weekends. You will report to the Editing Chief and will be based in our New York office.

You Will:

  • Quickly and sharply edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, clarity, diversity and fairness.
  • Understand WSJ’s audiences and their needs to best connect our content.
  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics in your own work and that of others.
  • Meet deadlines, problem solve and be flexible in changing/handing off tasks.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience as a news editor.
  • Strong design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages, including editing different types of media, such as headlines, graphics, social-media language and photo captions.
  • Aptitude for learning new software and newsroom publishing
  • tools as well as developing proficiency with metadata and in-house storytelling devices.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and up to 5 work samples.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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