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Dow Jones Senior Editorial Page Writer and Editor, Opinion Newsletters in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Senior Editorial Page Writer and Editor for Opinion Newsletters in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal Opinion section is looking for a New York-based writer/editor to lead our growing newsletter team and provide regional news commentary that reflects the Journal editorial page’s free market philosophy. The goal is to target a new and broader audience particularly interested in region-specific content by delivering high-quality, compelling commentary and insights on developments in the states with a focus on politics and economics. This writer/editor would report to the Editorial Page Editor and partner with the editorial board and editorial features team to produce a twice-weekly newsletter that would also publish as a column, and would generate significant editorial spin-offs. This position requires a professional background in editorial writing and commentary, as well as strong experience with newsletter formats.

This role will be a key leader on a small team. As such, we’re looking for a high-energy, collaborative team player with demonstrated management experience. This person should be a strong communicator who is excited about partnering with colleagues across the Opinion section, including editorial board members, features editors, data, SEO, social media, etc. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable reacting to data and audience feedback to produce content that resonates with current and new audiences.

Applicants should include a cover letter and resume.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write and curate a twice-a-week states-focused newsletter and column with a heavy emphasis on regional political and economic issues that reflect the Journal editorial page’s free market philosophy

  • Manage a small team of opinion writers in researching and selecting region-specific topics that are of interest to the Journal’s Opinion audience; develop arguments and write persuasive opinion articles for the newsletter/column

  • Work with the Editorial Page Editor, Opinion Managing Editor and other editorial page stakeholders to execute a clear strategy for the newsletter that is informed by audience insights and data

  • Work closely with the Opinion section’s data, SEO, and social media teams to build an audience and find opportunities to bring our journalism to new readers via email and other platforms

  • Work with editorial board members, editorial writers, columnists and features editors to share their reporting in newsletter form, as well as collaborate on editorial spin-offs that would publish in the Review & Outlook section

  • Participate in editorial board meetings

Strong candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • College graduate with 8+ years of reporting and writing 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.

  • A demonstrated record of success in growing and engaging audiences via email

  • Flexible to work weekends/evening hours as news developments may warrant

  • High level of proficiency in writing

  • Demonstrates a command of editing and digital headline writing, especially for inboxes

  • The ability to work under deadline pressure

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 - Editorial

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: 42261