WSJ seeks a senior publishing editor

March 11, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced editor with superb news judgment to join our fast-paced news-editing team in New York.

You’ll be a leader on our robust Publishing Desk, which is at the center of the New York newsroom and works with global reporting bureaus to edit, polish, code and publish copy on deadline across our various platforms. A deep interest in all areas of news, in particular national, political, world and business, is encouraged.

You’ll independently make decisions about breaking news, coordinate with coverage chiefs on strategy on the top news of the day and work closely with our news bureaus as well as visuals and platform editors. You’ll also oversee projects, assist with logistics and planning, direct the work of colleagues, communicate with compassion and help other editors grow.

You should be a digitally minded journalist who is passionate about providing top-quality stories to readers and who understands the importance of elevating audience engagement and applying SEO skills in every edit. We value collaboration, creativity and an appreciation of innovative storytelling techniques.

This role requires schedule flexibility, including weekends. You will report to the Editing Chief. You may start this position remotely but will eventually be based in our New York office.

You Will:

  • Quickly and sharply edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, clarity, diversity and fairness.
  • Assign and direct the work of the team on quality and presentation of time-sensitive edits.
  • 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:

  • 5+ 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 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 a resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the role and samples of your work.

To apply, go here.

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