The Wall Street Journal's Editorial Features department accepts and edits approximately two dozen op-ed articles per week. The position requires suggesting ideas for op-eds and regularly contributing written articles to the op-ed pages on topics of domestic politics and foreign policy; editing each day's op-eds written by the paper's columnists and outside contributors; fact-checking each article edited and preparing it for print, online and social media; inputting information, such as headlines, photo captions and credit lines, into the publishing tool for online articles; contributing editorials to the Review & Outlook section of the Editorial Page; evaluating dozens of unsolicited submissions weekly and either turning them down or recommending acceptance; maintaining relationships with past contributors and soliciting op-eds from them in response to breaking news; doing research to assist other editors; proofreading the op-ed pages each day before deadline; attending and participating in weekly editorial staff meeting; and attending and participating in editorial board meeting with experts and government officials. In addition, the position requires collaboration with the Digital Strategy Editor and the Social Media Editor to select topics for the weekly Future View column, and then personally evaluating dozens of submissions weekly and selecting 3-6 for publication; editing the selected pieces, writing headlines and sub-heds, and securing sign-off from the writers on the final draft. The position also has a social media component which includes doing the search-engine optimization for the op-ed page and proofreading and editing all tweets/social media for the op-ed page.
Applicant requirements:- College graduate with at least 4+ years editing experience, preferably with an emphasis on political and economic content.- It is essential that candidates be familiar with the ideas, philosophy and principles for which the Wall Street Journal editorial page stands.- Flexible to do weekend/evening work as required.
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Business Area: EDITORIAL
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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Req ID: 17039