Head of Storytelling & Editorial Tools

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Dec 13, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

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Job Description:

The job:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Head of Storytelling & Editorial Tools to build and lead a new cross-disciplinary team that includes product, design, engineering and news roles. This team’s mission is to create new, engaging ways for audiences to experience the Journal’s content.

The storytelling & editorial tools team is part of a new initiative at WSJ to create teams that bring a variety of skill sets together to work on our most important objectives. How our audiences interact with and experience our content is one of the top priorities, and the storytelling & editorial tools team will play a critical role in defining how we develop our experience.

The team sits with the Journal’s Strategy unit, which serves as an incubator for change and experimentation in the newsroom. It consists of a handful of teams that specialize in everything from data science and new formats to reporting for young audiences and broader experimentation.

This role is in New York and reports to the Journal’s Head of Content Experiences.

The right person:

You are passionate about both the user experience and storytelling. You’ve thought about the ways the news industry is changing and have worked in product teams focused on delivering content experiences. You look for the opportunity to solve problems -- for both journalists and consumers -- in a scalable, reusable fashion. You want to lead the conversation around how journalists can introduce different formats and mediums and how audiences are getting their news in new ways.

Extensive product experience across web and mobile platforms is essential.

You must firmly believe in the public mission of journalism and its importance in our society.

We’re looking for you to:

  • Focus on our audiences --- current and future -- and discover what they value in our content experiences. Help us pair that with our news mission to make great new experiences.

  • Build and lead a passionate team of product and program managers, web and mobile engineers, and designers.

  • Design, develop, test and deploy web and mobile applications for the Journal.

  • Collaborate closely with editors, reporters, designers, data scientists, product managers and engineers to build innovative solutions to current and future newsroom challenges.

  • Help set technical direction and long-term strategy for future web and mobile initiatives.

  • Play an active role in product development

  • Keep an eye on technical innovations and changing trends in the web and mobile landscapes.

We’d like you to have:

  • 5+ years product management experience.

  • Experience in a newsroom is preferred.

  • Experience working closely with engineering teams, as well as a deep and technical understanding of both web and mobile platforms.

  • Excellent communication, organization and collaboration skills.

  • A passion for storytelling and creativity to introduce new ideas and technologies.

  • A background in journalism or content creation is a big plus.

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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: 19600

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