WSJ seeks a standards editor

December 18, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced editor to join our Standards and Ethics department.

You should have a demonstrated expertise and insight in setting and maintaining reporting and style standards. As a member of the Standards and Ethics team, you will be responsible for ensuring the Journal always maintains the highest and most rigorous standards of fairness and integrity and is a model for ethical, fact-based news reporting.

The Standards and Ethics team is an integral part of the Journal newsroom, acting as the collective conscience of its members, and a central reason we have been so trusted by readers for more than 130 years.

You will be versed in, and a strong advocate for, these standards and ethics. You will have more than a decade of journalistic experience, allowing you to act as an arbiter, and champion, of our journalism. You will be a final reader on our most impactful journalism; ensure our work and staff remain untainted by conflicts of interest, real or perceived; and act as an adjudicator of disputes. As a standards editor, you will help guide our newsroom staff as they navigate the complexities of their rapidly changing jobs. Most importantly, you are a protector of readers’ interests. Experience in video and/or audio is a plus but not essential.

The job reports to Emma Moody, the Journal’s Standards & Ethics Editor.

You Will:

  • Be a champion and defender of the highest-quality, fact-based journalism.
  • Handle pre-publication review of some of our most essential journalism, working with Dow Jones media attorneys and editors to guide reporters.
  • Resolve issues that may come up after publication.
  • Help the newsroom continue to review and evolve its standards.
  • Help train our journalists on standards and ethics.

You Have:

  • More than 10 years of journalism experience, including high- level editing and managerial experience.
  • A clear sense of fairness, keen news judgment and an unwavering commitment to truth.
  • Significant knowledge of The Wall Street Journal’s standards and processes.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role.

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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