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WSJ seeks platform editors

April 24, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Redesigned WSJThe Wall Street Journal seeks editors who will be responsible for executing daily programming decisions on the Journal’s native platforms — including mobile and desktop, email alerts and push notifications — to inform, engage and delight our subscribers.

These editors employ solid news judgment and knowledge of audience data in daily programming decisions. They demonstrate sharp writing and strong editing skills. They deftly balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind.

This role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Journalistic skills

  • Exercises strong judgment in packaging and presenting news.
  • Demonstrates a command of editing and digital headline writing.
  • Employs design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages.
  • Understands how to balance breaking news with enterprise and features journalism.
  • Recognizes the Journal’s core digital audience and its needs and expectations.
  • Helps connect the content with the audience.
  • Familiar with the Journal’s brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms.
  • Upholds The Wall Street Journal’s high standards and ethics.

Digital media skills

  • Ease with editing different types of media, e.g., text, graphics, share text and captions.
  • Creates informative and engaging packages on digital home pages and within articles.
  • Uses audience data to inform curation decisions, making adjustments as needed.
  • Understands the value of search-engine optimization, notably headlines and tags.
  • Strong command of digital and social-media strategies and publishing tools.
  • Command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices.
  • Ability and willingness to assist in troubleshooting digital publishing issues.

Personal attributes

  • Detail-oriented. Takes pride in and ownership of his or her own work.
  • Works well independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Thrives in an atmosphere of constant change and embraces experimentation.
  • Comfortable balancing multiple tasks and responsibilities while meeting deadlines.
  • Collaborates with other groups and employs excellent communication skills.
  • Open-minded. Welcomes learning new skills and opportunities to teach others.
  • General awareness of how our newsroom works and others’ roles and responsibilities.

To apply, go here.

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