The Wall Street Journal, Platform Editor

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Oct 23, 2021
Dec 21, 2021
Finance, Online
Job Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking a platform editor to join our Off-Platform team as we expand our focus on vertical storytelling.

Platform editors on this team use sound editorial judgment and creativity to craft visually rich news experiences for a wide range of projects, from enterprise journalism to breaking news. The job involves developing and executing the WSJ's approach across visual-first social channels, with an emphasis on vertical platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Google Web Stories.

You will work directly with photo, video, graphics, design and strategy colleagues to create compelling and accurate storytelling experiences and find opportunities to serialize features. You will distribute and optimize visually driven content, understanding where and how it appears on specific channels, with a goal of more deeply engaging our existing and potential audiences.

You will start this job remotely but ultimately be based in our New York office. You will report up to the Editor, Visual Storytelling.

You Will:

  • Showcase our journalism for the millions of people who come to us from social channels, with a dedicated focus on visual-first platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Google Web Stories
  • Collaborate with various newsroom teams to ensure the Journal's visually driven stories are executed at a high level across all channels
  • Attend coverage planning meetings to identify and shape stories with the highest potential to engage audiences on visual-first social platforms
  • Be data-informed in your decision-making to grow our reach on these channels
  • Help codify visual best practices on social media, including the creation of custom templates; clarify and update the guidelines as necessary
  • Explore opportunities for live-streaming via various platforms; conceive original content that can be serialized on those platforms
  • Contribute to efforts associated with the day-to-day publishing of visual content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more
  • Help our news desks craft social language and optimize visuals for these platforms
  • Coordinate with other social-media editors, including colleagues in Europe and Asia, to ensure smooth transitions in social publishing around the clock
  • Closely collaborate with fellow editors on the homepage and mobile teams to maintain a unified publishing approach on and off platform

You Have:


  • Strong digital skills and a background in audience development, editing, writing, data or visual storytelling.
  • Experience delivering news packages on visual-first social platforms, especially Instagram and Snapchat, is preferred
  • At least two years of experience working at the intersection of social media and journalism and a passion for learning news tools and storytelling formats
  • Strong editorial judgment and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a cross-functional team
  • Experience with social-media publishing and analytics tools, including SocialFlow, Adobe Analytics, CrowdTangle and other relevant software or platforms
  • Familiarity with photo- and video-editing software, including Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and/or other relevant tools. Animation skills are a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, an ability to work well under pressure, set priorities among many tasks and keep up with the demands of multiple editors
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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: 28293


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