Reporter Lead, New Formats Editor

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

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks a player-coach journalist who is excited to tear up old story formats and try new ones with an eye on what’s most useful to our audience. This reporter lead and editor will lead a team of reporters who have skills in multiple mediums and an interest in trying new things. It is essential that the journalist in this position has a respect for what makes the Journal the most trusted news brand in America but also an ability to lead others in trying new things.

The new formats team sits within the Strategy unit’s Membership Engagement Department. The editor leading this team will be able to work closely with others across the Strategy unit, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. The team includes half a dozen new major initiatives that will be led by a full range of journalistic talent -- 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 Wall Street Journal is a creative, collaborative and exciting work environment. The ideal candidate will have editing and reporting experience, the ability to work quickly on deadline and a passion for pitching both story ideas and story format experiments. This person will work closely with user research to understand what new formats work best and then to bake them into newsroom workflows. An understanding of and interest in business and political news is helpful. And a focus on providing value to the audience, through content that is highly useful, is important.

The ideal candidate will have experience successfully producing compelling digital content that attracts an audience and encourages engagement and subscription conversion. The successful candidate will be excited to lead by example and also to lead and manage a team of reporters.

It’s essential to have enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism in these jobs. The Journal is the most trusted news outlet in the country, and it is expanding its appeal among new audiences. The ideal candidate will help us identify and create new forms of journalism in a quick way that is responsive to the news but has creative rigor.


  • Write, pitch, assign, edit and package a broad range of original digital stories.

  • Work with the site director to create original, recurring digital franchises.

  • Liaise with internal teams to leverage existing archival content as well as new stories for new forms of presentations.

  • Work with digital visuals editor to create and coordinate photography, pickup, illustrations, video concepts, etc.

  • Coordinate content publication across platforms


  • 3+ years of reporting and editing experience for an online audience

  • Experience growing a digital audience across multiple platforms

  • Strong editorial judgment about content, accuracy, tone and organization

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Superb organizational skills and ability to meet regular deadlines

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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: 15843

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