Social Media Editor, WSJ - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Jan 11, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Social Media
Social Media Editor
Job Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced journalist to join the social/off-platform team who will focus on delivering news Sunday through Thursday.

You will have a passion for social storytelling and ensure that breaking news, features and exclusives are delivered effectively across social channels while endeavoring to amplify these stories in novel ways. You will help define the WSJ's social voice and sensibility, while coordinating coverage - from political news and disasters to market-moving reports and scoops - across these channels.

You should be comfortable publishing to an audience of millions that includes both longtime readers and those encountering the Journal for the first time. You should have a broad knowledge of social-media platforms, with a particular focus on Facebook and Twitter, and a knack for finding ways to optimize content off-platform in the moments between intense news cycles.

You will work closely with mobile and homepage editors to create strong, clear and accurate language in social posts. You will also collaborate with senior coverage editors and audience editors to craft off-platform plans for our journalism and shepherd stories from concept to final execution.

Weekend work will be required. You will report to the WSJ's Off-Platform Editor. While you will likely start this position remotely, you eventually be based in our New York office.

You Will:

-Execute WSJ's core social-media strategy.

-Handle all duties associated with the day-to-day publishing of WSJ content off-platform, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

-Write and edit social-media posts with the utmost deference to our journalism, ensuring accuracy and clarity above all else.

-Maintain the WSJ voice in headlines and share text, applying audience insights across platforms

-Plan and implement the resurfacing of social media posts using an analytics-based approach.

-Coordinate with stakeholders across the newsroom, product and audience teams to optimize content across all of the platforms where we publish.

-Coordinate with colleagues in Europe and Asia to ensure smooth transitions in social publishing

-Experiment with emerging platforms and regularly collaborate with our vertical storytelling editors on packages, including Instagram Stories and Google Web Stories.

-Work with colleagues on the News Partnerships team to enhance our offerings on Apple News, Facebook News and elsewhere.

-Support social media strategy in coverage areas: Help news desks craft social language and procure social-friendly visuals

-Attend coverage planning meetings and identify stories with new audience development potential

You Have:

-At least 3-5 years of journalism experience with a social-media focus in a newsroom

-Superb news judgment and a clear understanding of WSJ's publishing standards

-Poise dealing with fast-developing news; the ability to work with newsroom stakeholders to ensure careful yet quick delivery of stories off platform; proven experience as a news editor, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy, is preferred

-Comfort and confidence making publishing decisions independently, especially on weekends, and knowing when to ask for help in certain situations.

-Understanding of and familiarity with social-media publishing and analytics tools, including but not limited to SocialFlow, Adobe Analytics, CrowdTangle, PublishCheck and other relevant software or platforms

-Strong communication and organizational skills

-Experience publishing to visual-first platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, including script/caption writing and editing, is a plus

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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Req ID: 29541