Visual Editor, Print

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Aug 22, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a Visual Editor to set a vision, help transform, and direct the visual coverage of our graphics team at the intersection of print and digital. Coverage areas will include business, markets, enterprise, investigations, and life & arts, as well as weekly and special sections such as Journal Reports and Exchange. The Visual Editor will help build and manage a team of graphics specialists to create and collaborate on high-quality visual journalism. The Visual Editor will report to the Director of Graphics and work very closely with the different coverage chiefs, as well as with reporters and editors. The Visual Editor will actively play a broader leadership role in the department, facilitating projects, mentoring staff and supporting the director as needed. This senior position provides an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning department to drive ambitious, innovative and analytical storytelling with graphics.


  • Prioritize, assign, and direct visual content for the newspaper.

  • Create new processes to facilitate interchangeability between print and digital graphics with minimum compromise, where possible.

  • Manage a team of visual specialists, providing constructive feedback on projects and professional growth.

  • Work in close partnership with other visual and business news leadership.

  • Coordinate closely with photo editors and art directors.

  • Ensure that work is distributed effectively among staff.

  • Flexibility to allow staff to work on projects outside of their core sections, based on their skills and newsroom needs.

  • Keep stakeholders apprised of all projects by maintaining departmental project lists and attending relevant meetings to ensure all milestones and editorial requirements are met.

  • Create a portfolio of high-impact visual stories that are analytical, clear, and accurate.

  • Recommend and lead change where required to strengthen the team and the journalism.

  • Work closely with the Director on broader departmental and organizational projects.

  • Lead and inspire the department to perform at its very best.

Job requirements:

  • At least five years of experience leading a team of visual journalists, or equivalent experience.

  • Must demonstrate an expansive understanding of contemporary design standards.

  • A creative vision and willing to share and collaborate on new ideas.

  • Experience with people and performance management, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience managing change, creating new processes and workflows.

  • Prior experience in a newsroom, with excellent news, data and design judgment.

  • Experience with data journalism and data visualization and associated tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python.

  • A deep understanding and appreciation of business news.

  • Excellent organizational skills using Google tools, Slack, and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Experience building consensus and motivating different personalities and teams.

  • Able to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.

  • Able to train reporters and editors to learn new skills that will contribute to their visual storytelling.

  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Applications should include portfolio links, a resume and cover letter.

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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: 18085

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