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Senior Platform Editor (Nights), The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Jan 21, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Finance, News

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an editor who will plan and lead programming decisions on our native platforms-including mobile and desktop, email alerts and push notifications-to inform, engage and delight our evening readers. You will work 4 pm to midnight ET.

You will use superb news judgment and knowledge of audience data when making lineup and curation decisions, with a keen awareness of the WSJ brand. You have sharp writing and strong editing skills, and you understand how to balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind.

You will also help drive the team's alert strategy, taking a hands-on approach in making calls on which stories to alert, and crafting language for push notifications and email alerts. This role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows. It also requires proactiveness when planning for stories in collaboration with various teams and coverage areas.

We're looking for someone who will be an advocate for the needs of our native platforms and off-platform channels with coverage chiefs and an evangelist for digital storytelling in the newsroom. You will be a key voice in product initiatives for digital platforms and editorial tools.

Senior platform editors assign, direct and supervise the day-to-day work of platform editors, particularly during off hours, and ensure it is of the highest quality, utmost timeliness and high ethical standards. You will participate in training and performance reviews.

You will be based in our New York office and report to the On-Platform Editor.

You Will:

  • Shape informative and engaging packages on digital home pages and within articles.
  • Use superb news judgment to balance breaking news with enterprise and features journalism.
  • Edit and write digital headlines, display text, photos, graphics, captions and alerts.
  • Use audience data to inform curation and strategy decisions.
  • Guide platform editors on the tasks above and foster a team setting that encourages open discussion
  • Help troubleshoot digital publishing issues.

You Have:


  • 3+ years of experience working in a newsroom.
  • Proven experience as a news editor, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices.
  • Strong design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages.
  • Strong sense of the Journal's brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms.

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 .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

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.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 35801



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