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Travel Editor - Off Duty, The Wall Street Journal - NY

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

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Job Type
Full Time
Travel / Tourism, Magazine, Lifestyle

Job Details

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a full-time senior features editor to function as the travel editor of Off Duty, our luxury lifestyle service-journalism section covering food, fashion, travel, design and gear & gadgets.

The Off Duty travel editor is responsible for planning, commissioning and editing "travel and adventure" editorial - some of our most highly read and valued content - for both the weekly print version and the 24/7 digital version of Off Duty. The travel editor plans material well in advance and must juggle print deadlines with digital initiatives, so strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills are key.

You will:

  • Conceive, assign, edit and occasionally report travel articles for the paper's print and digital editions.
  • Manage 50+ freelancers and staff reporters, travel budgets and inventory.
  • Vet all freelance writers to ensure they adhere to The Wall Street Journal's editorial ethics policies.
  • Coordinate travel coverage with other sections of The Wall Street Journal, including Life & Work and Journal Reports section.
  • Work closely with designers, photo editors and online editors to generate art concepts
  • Choose photos, resolve layouts and coordinate the production of digital material or videos as needed.

You have:


  • 6-7 years of experience, including experience with lifestyle service journalism.
  • Solid industry and writer contacts.
  • Excellent editing, writing, story-packaging, digital editorial and SEO skills.
  • A developed eye for visual storytelling, strong photography and effective illustrations.

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: 35803



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