OLD Media Moves

CareerJournal relaunches with more content

January 31, 2008

Posted by Chris Roush

CareerJournal, The Wall Street Journal‘s web site about work-related news and advice, relaunched on Thursday with new content and a design that makes it look part of The Journal.

CareerJournalThe paper had hired Jennifer Merritt, a former BusinessWeek and Money editor and also former business editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, last year to make the site more robust and more newsy.

CareerJournal.com used to be a rehash of stuff in The Journal, packaged with three or four CareerJournal reporter-written stories a month. Now, it’s new stuff almost every day from a dedicated reporter and freelancers, including former BusinessWeek writer Toddi Gunter, and the business journalists who write career- and management-related columns for the paper.

“This new channel gives users access to not only the existing popular content and features they’ve come to expect from CareerJournal.com, but also a more robust, seamless WSJ.com experience,” said Alan Murray, executive editor of The Journal Online.

For the past two years TheLadders.com, a premium online job search service catering exclusively to the $100k+ career marketplace, has partnered with CareerJournal to offer their services to job seekers. TheLadders.com serves as the launch sponsor of the enhanced CareerJournal at WSJ.com.

The new section will feature:

• 90 Days: A look at situations people face in their careers and what’s needed in the first 90 days to succeed. Upcoming topics include working abroad, getting a new boss and being laid off;

• How I Got Here: Profiles of real people describing in their own words the lessons learned, turning point and eureka moment of their careers;

• Videos featuring comments and interviews with recruiters, career coaches, executives and more, and podcasts addressing reader questions and career trends.

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