The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced Photo Editor to lead our Speed & Trending photography coverage.
You will lead a photo team with a focus on delivering the timely news our digital readers want and need, driven by the Journal’s coverage priorities and audience data. This group at the heart of the newsroom is responsible for being the first word on many of the most important stories of the day, reporting and photo editing with speed, precision and authority across subject areas.
The team’s breaking news remit will range widely across subjects, from business to general news around the country and beyond. The team will operate in close coordination with other reporting groups across the Journal, often kicking off coverage before passing the baton. In addition to breaking news, this team will look for smart opportunities to join the conversation on other trending stories and topics.
We’re looking for a senior photo editor with great range and journalistic integrity. You should be a news omnivore who is able to produce breaking news photo assignments as needed, perform strong agency and social media research, and work effectively within a large newsroom setting with bureaus around the world.
Data will be a central tool, both in helping to guide coverage decisions and to monitor the success of our efforts. We will count on this team to be aggressive in seeking opportunities to join the digital conversation, driving a significant expansion in our daily coverage.
-Lead photo coverage on the Speed&Trending desk, working with a team of breaking and trending news photo editors
-Work closely with the Speed & Trending Coverage Chief, a team of reporters and publishing editors, SEO editors, strategy editors and our platform teams
Propose and produce coverage ideas
-Use data to help inform coverage decisions and evaluate our success
-Display commitment to digital best practices and continuous improvement as we work together to refine the content package and publishing expectations, meet KPIs and give our audience the content they want and need
-Excellent news judgment and fast digital editing skills
-The ability and empathy to motivate, mentor and oversee a small team, which is part of a larger team of photo editing colleagues
-Strong organizational and communication abilities
-The drive to break stories, monitor social media and news, pitch ideas and follow leads
-Experience working in a fast-paced news environment and collaborating across teams
-Deep appreciation of and facility with audience data
-A thorough understanding of the brand values and mission of The Wall Street Journal and how our journalism should be selected, executed and presented in line with those values
-Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, video editing tools, FTP, and social media tools such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
You will report to the Director of Photography. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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Req ID: 29543