Editor, San Francisco Technology Bureau

Dow Jones
Sep 15, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
San Francisco
Full Time

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editor to help drive coverage of the technology industry. As part of our tech bureau in San Francisco, this person will oversee a team of reporters covering several of the world’s biggest and most-influential companies. Candidates should bring intense curiosity and healthy skepticism. The right person will have the journalistic chops needed to help reporters illuminate institutions that are both opaque and powerful. She or he will be adept at spotting key themes, conceptualizing stories, helping reporters navigate challenges in information gathering and ensuring copy is compelling and clear. Candidates should be versatile in and enthusiastic about multiple forms of storytelling, from graphics to charticles to video. Deep knowledge of tech’s inner workings isn’t essential, but a passion and ability to learn quickly is.



  • Help conceive, prioritize and drive news and enterprise coverage.

  • Edit news and enterprise stories, sharpening and rewriting when necessary.

  • Work closely with reporters to ensure that stories include all of the necessary elements and meet WSJ standards.

  • Help reporters navigate challenges in identifying sources of and securing information.

  • Ensure that stories are properly packaged with text, visuals, video, inset boxes for related articles or Twitter, timelines, etc., and ensure the packages are optimized for mobile audiences.

  • Ensure that all components are of the highest quality, adhere to WSJ standards and are ready for publication as a complete article-page.

  • Ensure the timely and coordinated publication of all coverage area story packages.


  • Uphold WSJ standards and ethics. Makes sure there are no surprises, the lede is supported, sources are checked.

  • Inspire our journalists to produce their best work on all platforms.

  • Contribute by attitude, example and encouragement to a culture of creativity, enthusiasm, motivation, ownership and professionalism.

  • Serve as a mentor and guide to other colleagues.

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience

  • Excellent news judgment.

  • Strong writing and editing skills.

  • Ability to edit and elevate news, features and visual elements with speed and depth.

  • Understanding of and empathy with the reporting process.

  • Equally at home in digital media environments and print, with demonstrated excellence in writing and editing in both. Solid grasp of video as a content format.

  • Deep understanding of the audience and membership structure, and how to use insight research and analytics to continually refine this understanding.

  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of WSJ -- digital and print -- and how our journalism should be selected, executed and presented in line with those values.

  • Proficiency in basic numeracy and modern research methods. Confident in analyzing the data behind a story.

  • Proficiency in digital and social media strategy and tools.

Candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter, with clips as appropriate, showing and detailing the coverage she or he has influenced.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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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: 18432

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