Young Audiences Editor

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Mar 06, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks a New York-based editor to oversee a multi-disciplinary team that will be creating a digital magazine meant to appeal to the growing base of readers in their 20s who already subscribe to the Journal, as well as other younger people who are looking to connect with meaningful journalism.

The magazine is digital-focused and will include journalism in all mediums - including text, graphics and video - but some of its work will also run in the newspaper periodically. The online magazine will feature content originated by this team, content curated from around the Journal as well as content created with direct participation from journalists around the Journal’s newsroom. Though it’s aimed at the Journal’s up-and-coming audience, the content will be conceived of broadly to recognize the diversity of interests and tastes of the large audience it will serve.

The digital magazine is a major project originating from the Journal’s strategy department, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. The department includes the full range of journalistic talent that makes the Journal one of the leading news organizations in the world -- writers, video journalists, graphics designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more -- in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value. The editorial director of the digital magazine will be a close collaborator with other leaders in the strategy department, as well as leaders of the broader newsroom.

There aren’t many times a major publication starts a new content initiative of this aspiration, and this role offers the right candidate the chance to envision something new along with a fresh team with expertise in writing, editing, video, graphics, design, product and engineering. Also within this team is a new initiative to solicit journalism submissions from people in their 20s. We are open to extensions in newsletters and welcome ideas of how to create a community of young people connecting over thoughtful content.

This editor must be seasoned in all the traditions of good journalism and have a solid editing track record. But candidates should also have some form of entrepreneurial experience, as well as a comfort with audience data and working with technical and product considerations. The position requires proficiency with digital publishing tools and good knowledge of the markers of quality in various mediums beyond text.


  • At least 5 years experience writing, editing and curating content for a high-profile publisher.

  • Someone with a lens on students and people in their teens and 20s: What are they obsessed with right now? And how do they find their content?

  • Clips of professional work requested.

  • A background in writing as well as good knowledge of video, graphics, audio and other mediums is important.

  • Experience managing or collaborating with engineers, product and design in a meaningful fashion is helpful.

  • Thoughts on events and community building are welcome in the application process.

The Young Audiences Editor will report to the Editor, Newsroom Strategy.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: 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 38 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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Req ID: 15757

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