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Staff Editor, Buy Side - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Banking, Business, Finance

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Job Description:

Dow Jones recently launched Buy Side from WSJ, a new commerce offering within The Wall Street Journal brand. This is a separate content team and product that aims to help readers make the best purchasing decisions in their personal and financial lives. It is powered by our mission to serve our readers with trusted information to make decisions.

The marketplace for goods and services has never been complex. WSJ's new Commerce initiative, Buy Side from WSJ, guides readers to make smart, informed decisions on what to buy. Our readers are discerning, thoughtful and are looking for value for their money. They see the Journal as a trusted source, and content in this area must meet a high standard of journalism.

We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial editor to take an active role in growing this new site. In this full-time position, you will assign and edit SEO-informed stories and keep commerce stories up to date. You will also assign stories to freelancers and write articles for the site. This involves researching product categories and interviewing a variety of experts for their advice and product recommendations. You will also review some products first-hand, following our in-house methodology. Your duties may include managing contract, temp or intern staff as well.

You're a person who cares about helping people make great product and money decisions. The ideal candidate is a motivated and nimble self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to easily pivot. You like working as part of a team and coming to the office part of the work week with flexibility of days. You should be proficient in SEO optimization, digital-publishing best practices and social analytic tools.


  • Have expertise on the topics you're most versed in, while bringing curiosity and a keenness to learn the topics that are newer to you.
  • Identify new coverage areas and contribute story ideas
  • Write, assign and edit informative and engaging stories
  • Write copy for the site's social channels



  • 5+ years experience working as a journalist, including some commerce content experience
  • Knowledge of personal finance and/or consumer goods categories
  • Reporting skills and the ability to identify and vet expert sources
  • Experience assigning, editing and writing service journalism content
  • Experience using SEO insights to identify new content areas and to improve the performance of articles
  • Efficient researcher and writer able to deliver content that is both helpful and engaging and meet deadlines
  • Ability to produce well-reported, clean, publish-ready articles
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong command of social media
  • College degree preferred

Candidates should submit links to their editorial work alongside their resume


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Business Area: MEDIA SALES

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

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: 34178



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