Dow Jones Enterprise Editor in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Enterprise Editor drives the marquee journalistic work of The Wall Street Journal and ensures the quality, standards and excellence of our ambitious enterprise journalism and drives continuous innovation and use of new storytelling formats to deliver it.



  • Set the standards for ambitious enterprise journalism at The Wall Street Journal in terms of topic selection, story angle and scope as well as breadth and format of coverage, in line with the vision of the Editor in Chief and the Executive Editor and the insight from the Audience team.

  • Set benchmarks for the application of innovative multi-format storytelling

  • Collect, evaluate and push boundaries of proposed story packages in order to increase the quality of the work.

  • Outreach to newsroom and encourage them to propose story packages orprojects.

  • Coach and educate the newsroom in setting the highest aspirations for all story packages.

  • Select, edit, produce, publish and promote final projects.


  • Inspire our journalists to produce their best work on all platforms.

  • Contribute by attitude, example and encouragement to a culture of creativity, enthusiasm, motivation, ownership and professionalism.

  • Manage, motivate and develop staff to consistently produce high-quality work.

  • Set clear objectives for direct reports, cascading effectively down.

  • Set agenda and drive it decisively

  • Monitor individual and team performance – ongoing and in regular performance reviews.

  • Contribute to the shaping and management of staff-development programs.

  • Provide strong leadership in difficult situations.

  • Identify high potential members of the team and ensure they are effectively developed.

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience

  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of The Wall Street Journal -- digital and print -- and how our journalism should be selected and presented in line with those values.

  • Deep understanding of the audience and membership structure, and how to use insight research and analytics to continually refine this understanding.

  • Equally at home in digital media environments and print, with a track record of editing in both. Solid grasp of video and interactive graphics as content formats.

  • Know how to select and present the best, most relevant journalism in all formats, know what does not work and make qualified calls

  • Understand modern and innovative journalism and storytelling techniques.

  • Superb news judgment

  • Lead and inspire our journalism team to come up with ideas; excellent communications skills. Know how to delegate, brief and give constructive feedback

  • Sound organizational abilities: setting agendas, managing projects, forward planning for the upcoming days, in conjunction with the longer-range strategy set by the Executive Editor.

  • Innovative and creative thinker, leader and manager.

Position in hierarchy / reporting lines

  • Reports to: Executive Editor

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

Requisition ID 2017-29971

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK

Job Function News/Editorial

Business Area NEWS/WSJ

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