Dow Jones & Co. Deputy Emerging Media Editor in New York, New York

Dow Jones & Co.

Requisition ID 2017-30018
Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK

Job Function News/Editorial
Business Area NEWS/WSJ
Job Area1 News
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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a deputy emerging media editor to help produce content for its Snapchat Discover channel and work on new emerging platforms. This journalist reports to the emerging-media editor and contributes to a team of editors and motion-graphics designers to produce news and features with a focus on visual storytelling and audience engagement. The New York-based role offers a chance to work in collaboration with reporters and editors across the global newsroom to bring our journalism to a new and growing audience. This editor has strong project-management skills and works flexibly and efficiently to meet deadlines. The position also includes developing meaningful audience-engagement initiatives on various platforms, and executing them. As a result, a successful editor will be able to create callouts that elicit interesting, powerful responses from readers, and ensure our UGC is properly vetted and reported before it is used on platforms or WSJ sites. This editor also serves as a liaison between the emerging media team, audience engagement team, and video team to assist in the production of social/mobile video products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit and curate WSJ content for new and emerging platforms such as Snapchat
  • Write original, platform-specific headlines and copy
  • Work with reporters and editors across the newsroom to create original content for emerging platforms
  • Contribute fresh ideas for ways to bring core Journal stories to a non-traditional audience
  • Work with the audience engagement editor to develop engagement-first strategies for emerging platforms

Skills and Qualifications
  • Exceptional news judgment and familiarity with WSJ style
  • A passion for writing pitch-perfect headlines and engaging social copy
  • Deep understanding of and excitement for emerging platforms
  • Highly organized and able to pivot between daily deadlines and longer-term projects
  • Enthusiastic about mobile storytelling
  • Ability to be both a team player and at times a team leader
  • Knowledge of motion graphics and video editing software

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Editorial/journalism background
  • Fluency and interest in social media

Applications should include a resume and cover letter


Company Overview:

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

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