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WSJ seeks editor to compile What’s News column

May 24, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editor to compile and write the daily What’s News column on the WSJ print front page. An ability to see and understand the contents of the entire paper, keep up with rapid changes, and write clear, compelling column items on a tight deadline is a must, along with a commitment to 100% accuracy.

The successful candidate must have strong news judgment. A deep interest in all areas of news, in particular finance, business and technology, is desired. The ability to work independently as well as on a team and collaborate with editors on deadline is essential.

Experience in print journalism and publishing is preferred. This job includes evening work hours.

Journalistic skills

  • Exercises strong news judgment in editing and print publishing.
  • Possesses an ability to write tightly without sacrificing facts or style.
  • Familiarity with print publishing standards and reader expectations.
  • Accomplished in grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, and balance.
  • Proficient in basic numeracy and able to draw on a variety of general knowledge.
  • Committed to Dow Jones standards and ethics in own work.
  • Understands WSJ’s brand, content and various digital and print platforms.
  • Recognizes the core audiences for WSJ, and their needs and expectations.
  • Helps connect the content with the audience.

Print media skills

  • Understanding of the print process, from page plans to presses.
  • Command of newsroom editorial tools, especially Methode

Personal attributes

  • Takes pride in and ownership of his or her own work.
  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.
  • Functions well within a team.
  • Wants to learn new skills.

To apply, go here.

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