WSJ’s CFO Journal seeks a news editor
The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal is looking for a news editor to help readers understand the complexities of corporate finance, from cash management and accounting to M&A and succession planning. The position calls for a multi-talented journalist with experience covering the changing role of the finance chief, and the dollars and cents behind business decisions.
The editor will play a crucial role in shaping daily coverage for CFO Journal, a must-read destination for finance executives and other professionals who need sophisticated news and analysis on corporate finance. The position is essential to the daily production, development and continued success of the Morning Ledger, CFO Journal’s daily newsletter. It also is essential to coordinating coverage with an adjacent product, Risk & Compliance Journal.
The editor will use independent judgment to develop a daily coverage plan that will be assigned to a team of reporters. The editor will work independently across teams to coordinate coverage on major financial stories core to WSJ’s mission. This person will be expected to conceive and assign articles while also developing and maintaining source relationships with experts and executives — relationships that will inform coverage. The editor also will be expected to develop and manage a team of international freelance reporters to ensure a complete global report.
Like any member of the newsroom staff, the editor may be called upon to report and write articles and represent CFO Journal when requested by international media. This editor also will be expected to coordinate panel discussions for WSJ Pro events, moderate other live journalism events, and serve as a lead adviser on the development of new WSJ Pro events.
The editor must demonstrate an understanding of — or eagerness to delve into — governance issues, management shifts and capital allocation in corporate America and abroad. The ideal candidate will be adept at balancing short-term coverage plans and breaking news with features and longer-term assignments. The editor must be able to shepherd articles that are sophisticated enough to appeal to finance chiefs, yet clear enough to be understood by other professionals with a keen interest in finance.
To apply, go here.