News Corp CEO to WSJ, Dow Jones staffers: Come to the NY office

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson sent out the following to staff, including journalists at The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch.com: Dear Colleagues, You may well have seen the reports about the new lease agreement for our New York headquarters at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. That extension is of immediate relevance to our New York teams […]

Layoffs occurring at Dow Jones

IAPE 1096, the union that represents business journalists at Dow Jones & Co. properties such as The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.com, sent out the following on Wednesday: The union has been informed by Dow Jones management that the company intends to eliminate a number of positions today via layoff. At this time, the total […]

MarketWatch reporter Wodinsky is departing

Shoshana Wodinsky, who covered tech policy and privacy at MarketWatch.com, is leaving the news organization. She started in 2022 after working as a Gizmodo reporter covering investigations on ad targeting, data mining and consumer privacy. She also worked at Adweek as a tech reporter. Wodinsky also served as editorial intern at NBC News. She also held the posts […]

Personal finance columnist Jaffe to end syndication, return to Marketwatch.com

Personal finance columnist Chuck Jaffe is returning to Marketwatch.com to write a weekly column. He will be on a contract and not a full-time staffer. He was a staff columnist for Marketwatch from 2003 to 2017. “I’m much more going to be about money and markets and less ‘do this with your portfolio,’” said Jaffe […]

The importance of MarketWatch as it celebrates 25 years

MarketWatch.com editor in chief Mark DeCambre writes about the website’s evolution during the past 25 years. DeCambre writes, “To be sure, we’re up dramatically compared with where markets stood 25 years ago, but the recent downshift has unsettled bullish investors, particularly as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 rippled throughout global markets, sparking an energy dilemma […]

Ascarelli, “Where Should I Retire?” columnist, retires from MarketWatch

Silvia Ascarelli, deputy commentary editor at MarketWatch.com, has retired from the Dow Jones publication. She also wrote the Where Should I Retire?” column. Ascarelli previously was a senior news editor at MarketWatch and edited the home page. She spent more than 18 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in Frankfurt and London […]

News Corp CEO Thomson’s compensation declines 14.6 pecent

Robert Thomson, the chief executive officer of News Corp., saw his total compensation decline by 14.6 percent in its 2022 fiscal year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Thomson’s total compensation was $19.7 million, down from $23.0 million in the 2021 fiscal year. News Corp. is the parent of The Wall Street Journal, […]

Shar named president of Investor’s Business Daily and MarketWatch.com

Dow Jones  & Co. CEO Almar Latour sent out the following announcement: Colleagues, We are pleased to share that Dan Shar is expanding his responsibilities and now serves as president of both IBD and MarketWatch. Jerry Ferrara, who has been serving as IBD’s president for nearly seven years, is moving into an advisory role where we’ll leverage […]

Barron’s Group seeks a senior video producer

Barron’s Group is seeking a highly creative video producer and editor to join its video team in New York to produce a weekly markets show and create video content for multiple Dow Jones publications including MarketWatch and Barron’s. The video producer/editor is responsible for writing, producing, and editing highly engaging and informative markets content and […]

MarketWatch.com seeks a social media editor

MarketWatch.com seeks a social media editor to help make our coverage more engaging and impactful to readers. That mandate includes, among other things, rethinking our approach to social media, developing content that lives at the intersection of money and the zeitgeist, finding innovative ways to tell stories with video and graphics and developing content strategies […]