Visual Storytelling Editor

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Apr 26, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks a senior editor for its off-platform team to drive storytelling across vertical distribution channels like Snapchat and facilitate collaboration between the social-media and new-audience teams.

This editor will manage the Journal’s daily output on Snapchat Discover and execute vertical-storytelling projects off platform with an eye toward integrating successful offerings into the core product. This person will publish and optimize visually driven content, understanding where and how it appears on specific channels. The job includes close coordination with our new-audience teams to initiate experiments and distribute stories effectively across a wide range of platforms, including our core mobile app. This editor will work with other social-media editors to develop the WSJ’s visual approach across various channels—particularly vertical platforms like Snapchat and Instagram—working directly with the photo, video, graphics, design and strategy departments to create compelling multimedia packages and find opportunities to serialize features.

The Visual Storytelling Editor will report to the Social/Off-Platform Editor.


  • At least four years of experience working at the intersection of social media and journalism.

  • Demonstrated experience crafting journalism on visual-first platforms, especially Snapchat and Instagram.

  • Understanding of audience behavior on Snapchat, Instagram and other social channels.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage audiences off platform and reach new readers of the Journal.

  • Experience overseeing or producing a Snapchat Discover product a plus.

  • Sound editorial judgment and a clear understanding of WSJ’s publishing standards.

  • Understanding of and familiarity with social-media publishing and analytics tools, including SocialFlow,, CrowdTangle and other relevant software or platforms.


  • Oversee duties related to the daily production of Snapchat Discover editions, including setting the news lineup, commissioning visuals and scripting stories.

  • Write and edit social-media copy with the utmost deference to our journalism, ensuring accuracy and clarity above all else. Proven experience as a news editor is a plus.

  • Attend relevant planning meetings to identify stories with a potential for off-platform audiences.

  • Work hand in hand with desktop and mobile editors to maintain a unified publishing schedule.

  • Collaborate with our new-audience teams to ensure the Journal’s visually driven stories are executed effectively across on- and off-platform channels to reach new and existing subscribers.

  • Undertake social/visual training for new team members as well as the rest of the newsroom.

  • Initiate measurable off-platform experiments in vertical storytelling and communicate learnings.

  • Work with third-party platforms to fully utilize the potential of the platforms and deepen engagement.

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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: 16527

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