The Wall Street Journal is seeking a Digital Publishing & Platform Editor for its Style News desk who will be responsible for building, executing and deploying daily programming on the Journal’s native platforms—including mobile and desktop, email alerts, push notifications and social—to inform, engage, delight and grow our audience.
Platform/Publishing editors employ solid news judgment and knowledge of audience data in daily programming decisions. They demonstrate sharp writing, strong editing skills and elegant visual thinking. They deeply mine our reader data for trends and to understand how desks can better connect with and grow their audiences.
This role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.
Your journalism skills:
Strong judgment in packaging and presenting news.
A command of editing and digital headline writing.
Good design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages, including placement of photos, pull quotes, visual elements and other stylish ways to enhance the reading experience. (Digital design background a plus.)
An ability to balance breaking news publishing with attentive enterprise and features journalism publishing.
Familiarity with WSJ. Magazine and the Wall Street Journal’s brand, core digital audience, content offering and various digital/print platforms. You must uphold The Wall Street Journal’s high standards and ethics.
Your digital media skills:
Ability to edit different types of media, e.g., text, graphics, share text and captions, as part of a strong command of digital publishing tools, including metadata and visual storytelling devices.
Proven history of creating informative and engaging packages on digital home pages and within articles.
A deep and borderline obsessive understanding of audience data and how to respond to it — from changing the way stories are built, how they’re published, ways they’re executed or ways they’re promoted.
Understanding of and ability to consistently execute search-engine optimization across all relevant fields and tags.
Strong command of social-media strategies and publishing mechanisms.
Ability and willingness to assist in troubleshooting digital publishing issues.
Your personal attributes:
Attention to detail.
Take pride in and ownership of work.
Work well independently and as part of a larger team.
Thrive in an atmosphere of constant change and embrace experimentation.
Comfortable balancing multiple tasks and responsibilities while meeting deadlines.
Collaborative with strong communication skills.
Open-minded. Welcome learning new skills and opportunities to teach others.
Understand how newsrooms work (or quick appetite to learn) and keen sense of others’ roles and responsibilities.
You will report to the Deputy Editor of Style News. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
To apply, please submit a detailed resume and a cover letter describing how your experience and skills align with the expectations of this job.
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
Req ID: 31365