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Dow Jones Deputy Photo Director in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Deputy Photo Director to join the senior leadership team of the Photo department. The Deputy will work with the Photo Director and three other deputies to oversee the work of our Photo team.

WSJ is the definitive source of news seen through the lens of business and economics. This position will have a team of photo editor reports, covering a wide range of photographic assigning, research and production in a range of separate coverage areas incorporating News and Business in particular. These content areas combine the need for a bold digital display on mobile and desktop platforms, and a thoughtful approach to print requirements. The Deputy will be responsible for maintaining a strong and dynamic quality of photography (may include photo-illustration) and will facilitate innovative visual approaches to the creation and surfacing of our content. The Deputy will attend weekly bureau and art meetings and will be working closely with their team of editors, coverage chiefs, publishing and print editors, platform leads, section art directors, graphics, video and audience colleagues on daily and enterprise coverage.

The role will include advising and iterating on workflow for the team, as well as the training and mentoring of photo editors and overseeing the budgets managed by the individual editors. The Deputy will also collaborate with the Director, fellow Deputies and the Lead Photo Editors of the department, on breaking news coverage and events, as well as cross-coverage area initiatives and projects.

This position will be based in New York and will report to the Director of Photography.

You will:

-Maintain a very high quality of photographic assigning, execution and research.

-Manage a team of photo editors, providing constructive feedback on projects and professional growth.

-Lead the team in the production of innovative online visual story builds for photography and multimedia, collaborating with graphics and visual editors, art directors and developer colleagues.

-Recruit and promote a diverse and exciting group of photographers and subjects with an eye to both existing and new audiences.

-Demonstrate a clear understanding of the ethics and standards of our journalism and photography, working with your reports on questions of ethics, copyright and legal vetting.

-Prove strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to balance short and long term projects across several different sections.

-Manage the distributed budget of the team effectively with quarterly check-ins.

-Keep stakeholders apprised of all projects by maintaining departmental project lists and attending relevant meetings to ensure all milestones and editorial requirements are met.

-Work with platform leads on planning and platform scheduling and strategy as well as digital builds and projects.

-Help direct and create new workflows and processes in a fast-paced, global, and networked newsroom.

-Recommend and lead change where required to strengthen the team and the journalism.

-Work closely with the Photography Director on broader departmental and organizational projects.

You have:

-At least five years of experience leading a team of visual journalists and collaborating closely with text journalists and editors in a newsroom, or other editorial setting.

- Demonstrates excellent news judgment, along with design interest and an expansive understanding of the mobile-first experience.

-Experience with people and performance management, or equivalent experience.

-Experience working in a highly collaborative environment.

Excellent organizational and communication skills.

-A creative vision and drive to share and collaborate on new ideas.

-Experience building consensus and motivating different personalities and teams.

-Experience managing change, creating new processes and workflows.

-The ability to work in different CMS and digital tools - and the initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.

-Some knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript useful.

-Ability to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.

-Enthusiasm to train reporters and editors to learn new skills that will contribute to their visual storytelling.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 39983