News Assistant, Print

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Feb 24, 2021
Mar 15, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a news assistant to work with a team of New York-based editors producing the print edition. This position includes a mix of journalistic and administrative responsibilities, such as assisting editors with tasks during the day including minor editing and proofreading, as well newsroom administrative duties and directing phone calls to the news desk.

We're looking for someone who is organized and efficient, with a solid understanding of WSJ's mission and value. Some experience in news reporting and feature writing is required, and news assistants are encouraged to propose and write feature stories for various sections of the newspaper.

You should have a deep interest in all areas of news. You must be able to work independently as well as on a team. You will collaborate with reporters and editors around the world. You should also be comfortable working with our digital teams and learning how to use multiple editing and publishing platforms.

This is an entry level position for aspiring journalists planning to become reporters or publishing editors at WSJ. You will start this position remotely but will be based in our New York office. You will report to the Senior News Editor, Print. You will work evening shift hours.

You Will:
  • Oversee several fixtures of the print edition, including the market strip on A1 and the company and people indexes on B2.
  • Work closely with senior editors to compile various lists, notes and memos for planning and news coverage.
  • Edit different smaller news and graphics items published in the paper.
  • Answer phone calls to the newsroom, directing callers to reporters and bureaus and providing information as needed.
  • Proofread pages for news and feature sections.
  • Pitch and report stories for feature sections.

You Have:
  • High level of proficiency in writing and copy-editing, with flawless proofreading skills and knowledge of WSJ style rules.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced newsroom under deadline pressure
  • Pride in and ownership of your own work.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 23752

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