WSJ seeks professional product innovation and strategy editor
The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced journalist with an entrepreneurial streak for the role of Editor, Professional Product Innovation and Strategy.
The successful candidate will have experience developing and launching new products, as well as a keen sense of the types of news, data and tools that serve the highly specialized needs of business and financial professionals. The person in this role will work closely with senior editors from the professional news team and counterparts from the product, data, customer, events, technology and innovation teams at Dow Jones to identify and prioritize opportunities to serve professional customers in new and profitable ways.
This senior editor will play a lead role in spotting opportunities, through surveys, direct interactions with business and financial professionals and other market research. This person will interact regularly with senior management, explaining and discussing opportunities. The ideal candidate must be creative, meticulous, have strong communication skills, and be capable of galvanizing colleagues from various departments and building consensus.
Responsibilities of the role include:
–Help launch new products or enhancements to existing products, working in close coordination with the senior editors for professional products and Dow Jones Newswires, as well as commercial colleagues and developers. This will involve taking inventory and prioritizing ideas for new initiatives, researching the ideas chosen, fully understanding the customer need behind the initiative, liaising with business colleagues and then seeing the initiative through to launch.
–Assist in the development of our strategy to serve business and financial professionals and help ensure road maps for product development are followed.
–Keep a running dialog with customers to fully understand their needs and the use of professional products in their work.
–Help establish a regular series of events for professionals and ensure relevant professional content is provided in the wider suite of WSJ events.
–Play a leading role in building out the use of data in professional products, both from internal and external sources. This will involve identifying customer needs and matching data sources, figuring out how such data can be used within or alongside our products.
To apply, go here.