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Weekend Editor, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Editor, Senior Editor

Job Details

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a skilled, highly creative editor to lead our newsroom on weekends.

You will be our point person for news on Saturdays and Sundays, working closely with coverage leaders to ensure that we are on top of the news no matter when it happens. You will also oversee our publishing and platform teams on the weekend and help prepare our coverage and presentation plans.

The position requires excellent news judgment, a strong sense of stories and copy, understanding of data and a deep appreciation of the values and mission of The Wall Street Journal.

You will be a key voice as we set news and enterprise priorities for the weekend, gate-keeping our content and leading our efforts to deliver our journalism to our readers, viewers and listeners, across platforms and mediums. You will also be expected to work closely with reporting bureaus as well as direct and oversee the work of colleagues.

This role on our team requires schedule flexibility, primarily with weekend hours. You will report to the Chief Digital Editor and be based in our New York office.

You will:

  • Independently and quickly make decisions about breaking news.
  • Oversee our publishing and platforms on weekends, ensuring that news gets out quickly and that we are focusing on the right stories.
  • Coordinate with coverage chiefs to manage strategy on the top news of the day.
  • Understand WSJ's audiences and their needs to best connect our content.
  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics in your own work and that of others.
  • Meet deadlines, solve problems and be flexible in changing/handing off tasks.

You have:


  • Extensive experience in digital journalism and publishing.
  • Excellent news judgment and a deep understanding of the values, priorities and mission of The Wall Street Journal.
  • Skill with audience data and knowledge of how to use it to measure our daily efforts and elevate future endeavors.
  • Experience and skill handling copy, headlines, captions and other editing tasks.
  • An understanding of modern and innovative storytelling techniques for digital platforms, particularly mobile.
  • The ability to work across the newsroom with a wide range of colleagues as a collaborative leader.
  • A desire to learn new skills.

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.


Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

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.

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: 35792



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