Senior Publishing Editor, Professional News

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Jun 13, 2018
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced business journalist to edit specialized content targeting professional audiences. The person in this New York-based position will be responsible for editing and publishing copy under the WSJ Pro banner and several verticals focused on C-Suite roles.

This editor must have a keen understanding of the particular needs of business and financial professionals, and be capable of publishing top-quality content that helps readers understand their industries and do their jobs more effectively.

The person in this position will be an accomplished line editor who can spot mistakes and also isn’t afraid to flip the structure of a story or ask important questions when there are holes. A full grasp of grammar, spelling and style rules, compliance with standards guidelines, and factual accuracy are critical.

The right team player should have business editing experience in areas such as corporate, finance or technology news. This editor must also demonstrate an understanding of, or eagerness to delve into, the various topics covered by our Professional teams -- logistics, corporate finance, technology, risk, bankruptcy and private equity. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks. The person must also be able to liaise with editors across the newsroom.

This position is based in New York and reports to the Deputy Professional Products Editor.

Journalistic Skills

  • Understands the mission of WSJ Pro and how our journalism should be selected and presented in line with those values

  • Exercises strong news judgment in headline writing, editing and fast-paced publishing

  • Knows how to edit for accuracy and essential details while expediting publishing

  • Proficient in numeracy, draws on deep financial knowledge, and is confident analyzing the data behind a story in real time

  • Demonstrates the ability to edit for grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness

  • Upholds WSJ standards and ethics

  • Digital and social media skills

  • Easily adjusts to editing on different systems and platforms and various formats and styles

  • Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities

  • Meets deadlines

  • Collaborates with reporters and editors from other groups

  • Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs

  • Flexible in changing/handing off tasks

  • General awareness of how a newsroom works

  • Functions well within a team


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

About Us

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).

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