OLD Media Moves

WSJ’s Rabil plans move to new role at paper

July 20, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Sarah Rabil

Wall Street Journal managing editor Karen Miller Pensiero sent out the following message:


Hiring great professionals to join the Journal newsroom is a labor of love that is hugely important to our success. Assistant Managing Editor Sarah Rabil has built a top-notch talent team that has transformed how we approach recruiting and hiring across the newsroom. She has also played a vital role in supporting the entire newsroom during our time away from the office.

After three successful, and intense, years in this position,  Sarah is taking a well-earned leave to re-charge her batteries, and she plans to return in a different role. We’re immensely grateful to her for all she’s accomplished, including bolstering the diversity and reputation of our internship program, with its widely respected pivot to remote work during the pandemic, and working closely with many of you on hiring, career paths, and diversity and equity. Our hiring team has match-made, recruited and engineered more than 700 hires, promotions or relocations under Sarah’s leadership.

With Sarah’s decision, we’re looking for a successor. This is a great opportunity to work with editors and leaders across the newsroom and play a key role in our success. You need to be passionate about what we do and why we do it, and have a deep interest in the future staffing of the Journal newsroom. If you’re interested, take a look at the job description and reach out to me asap.

Please join me in thanking Sarah for all that she has done during this chapter at the Journal, and let me know if you are interested in stepping into those big shoes.

Best regards,


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