Publicist, WSJ - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Jul 15, 2022
Sep 13, 2022
Finance, Nationals
Job Type
Full Time

Job Description:

About the job

The Publicist is responsible for assisting with day-to-day publicity efforts with The Wall Street Journal newsroom as well as long-term communications strategy to elevate the Journal's reporting, talent, products and overall brand. The ideal candidate will have media relations experience, an extensive knowledge of the ever-evolving media landscape and a passion for informing audiences through fair and balanced reporting. This position reports to the WSJ Business Partner and Senior Communications Manager.


• Conceive and proactively pitch WSJ newsroom reporting and secure placement in broadcast and digital media

• Track and record all placements and comprise regular media reports

• Draft press releases and other promotional materials to publicize the newsroom's reporting, talent and products

• Work closely with the internal communications team to effectively relay newsroom wins and department achievements to Dow Jones employees and executives

• Generate and update media lists

• Maintain a strong working rapport with the newsroom

• Work alongside the WSJ Live Journalism team for online and in-person events; pitching and registering press, promoting event highlights for external coverage and compiling comprehensive media reports

• Develop and grow working relationships with key media contacts

• Keep senior management informed of publicity activities and challenges

Basic Qualifications:

• 5+ years of experience in public relations, communications or related field

• Demonstrated experience managing multiple campaigns at any given time

• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule

• Strong writing and presentation skills

• Strong time management and organizational skills

• Enthusiastic team player

• Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment

• Ability and drive to find creative ways to promote the Journal newsroom, talent and products


• BA or BS from a four-year accredited college or university

• Will be based in New York, NY

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with crisis communications and reputation management

• Experience working in television or the media industry

• Established relationships with producers and reporters

• Familiarity with Muck Rack, TVEyes and other media monitoring systems

• Strong understanding of social media integrations; experience running successful social media campaigns preferred

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Job Category: Communications/PR Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 33744

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