Writer, Commerce

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Dec 17, 2021
Feb 15, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

WSJ is building a new commerce initiative that will help guide readers to make smart, informed decisions on what to buy. WSJ readers are discerning and thoughtful. They view the Journal as a trusted source, and therefore its content must maintain the highest standard of quality journalism.

As a writer for the WSJ Commerce Initiative, you will play an active role in helping readers make smart, informed decisions on what to buy.

Your responsibilities will include reporting and writing product guides and other service content. In the first year, you'll also have a crucial voice in helping us identify possible content areas and experiment with new content formats.

We need journalists who are entrepreneurial and excited to be part of a team building a new product from scratch. Commerce content experience is not required. We want to build a team with a diverse set of reporting backgrounds to create commerce content and storytelling that resonates with our readers.

  • Pitch new story ideas in existing verticals and where there are gaps in the market
  • Write and continually optimize shopping guides, producing multiple stories each week
  • Keep a pulse of trends in the industry

  • 4+ years experience working as a journalist
  • Knowledge of some of the likely categories of the commerce initiative, including personal finance, personal technology, consumer products and lifestyle goods
  • Reporting skills and the ability to identify and vet expert sources.
  • Experience writing and/or editing service journalism content is a plus
  • Experience using SEO insights to identify new content areas and to improve the performance of articles
  • Talented writer able to deliver content that is both helpful and engaging
  • Efficient researcher and writer able to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to produce well-reported, clean, publish-ready articles
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Understanding of social media
  • College degree preferred
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Business Area: MEDIA SALES

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: 28885

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