Social Media Editor, WSJ - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Nov 11, 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Online, Social Media
Social Media Editor
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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced journalist with a passion for social storytelling to focus on delivering news via social media to our evening and weekend audiences.

You will 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.

The position requires 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.

You will work evening hours, Sunday through Thursday. This position is based in our New York office and reports to the Off-Platform Editor.

You Will:

  • 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 colleagues in Europe and Asia to ensure smooth transitions in social publishing
  • Coordinate with stakeholders across newsroom, product and strategy teams to optimize content across all of the platforms where we publish
  • Experiment with emerging platforms and regularly collaborate with our Vertical Storytelling editors on packages, including Instagram Stories
  • Help news desks craft social language and procure social-friendly visuals
  • Attend news planning meetings and identify stories with audience development potential
  • Liaise between assigned coverage areas and the Data and Strategy teams to develop and implement off-platform promotion plans

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 during off hours, 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 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

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the requirements of the role.

The Journal's reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.



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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

To enter one of our US based offices: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

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

Req ID: 34824



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