Dow Jones & Co. News Editor, Operations and Change Leadership in NEW YORK, New York

Dow Jones & Co.

Requisition ID 2017-29257
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 a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. It is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million digital and print subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & 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.

Department Overview:

The Wall Street Journal seeks a dynamic, enterprising news veteran with a passion for people to help drive how we attract, engage, manage and develop our newsroom staff. Experience within the Journal newsroom is strongly preferred.

Position Statement:

We seek a real leader who can drive an ambitious agenda amid transformational change. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, problem-solving and project management skills. Join a smart, collaborative team dedicated to serving the newsroom, maintaining its reputation for excellence, and helping colleagues advance their careers. Play a major role in maintaining the momentum required of true organizational change.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Work on the major WSJ2020 transformation initiative to support the deployment of the project, communicating a compelling case for organizational change -- enable, engage and embed change.
  • Lead and coach newsroom managers through the annual performance assessment and alignment of goals and objectives. Communicate expectations for management activities year round.
  • Own the full-year global WSJ college internship program and activities: visit colleges to assess programs and recruit top talent; manage application, acceptance and assignment processes; create and host events for the cohort.
  • Support the newsroom recruitment efforts to search for exceptional editing, reporting and visual talent in the context of the evolving needs of WSJ 2020
  • Set and implement diversity and inclusion goals and priorities and champion those initiatives
  • Act within the News Operations group to Identify high-potential internal candidates and implement career development activities such as stretch assignments, mentoring, external training, fellowships and job shadowing. Help newsroom examine, shape and share career path possibilities.
  • Manage the newsroom portion of the employee recognition program known internally as the One Awards

Knowledge/Experience:
  • Enterprising news veteran with a passion for people
  • Experience with managing transformational change within a media and news environment
  • Experience establishing credibility at all levels in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of department issue

Internal/External Customers:
  • The individual will work internally with newsroom operations, newsroom management, Human Resources Business Partner and the Talent Team
  • Externally the individual will need to build a network to strengthen the pipeline of talent into the WSJ at all levels and across multiple geographies

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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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