WSJ seeks audiences voices reporters for nights and weekends
The Wall Street Journal is looking for audience voices reporters who will be responsible for moderating audience conversation, creating and implementing engagement strategies, and reporting and writing stories related to audience voice.
The ideal candidates will be comfortable making objective decisions quickly about whether audience posts meet guidelines for publication. They will deploy strategies to drive deeper engagement with members, as well as help create articles and other features from audience submissions.
Candidates should be comfortable interacting directly with readers as a representative of The Wall Street Journal. This position will involve editorial decision-making on featuring the most thoughtful comments, helping editors and reporters develop prompts, and finding relevant reader questions, tips and story ideas.
There are two roles being offered. This listing is for a reporter willing to work night and weekend hours. Flexibility around work schedule is helpful in these jobs.
- Exercises superb judgment in moderating comments, which may contain sensitive information.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrates excellent audience engagement skills.
- Has an interest and some experience in reporting and storytelling.
- Demonstrates the highest commitment to The Wall Street Journal’s standards.
- Helps surface reader comments and tips to reporters and editors.
- Experience with high-volume commenting platforms is preferred.
- General awareness of how a newsroom works and others’ roles and responsibilities.
- Familiarity with news and online communities is preferred.
- Develops best practices to promote positive behavior and encourage reader participation.
- Comfort with audience data.
- Experience with video production is helpful though not required.
To apply, go here.