News Editor, WSJ. Magazine & Style
locations: NYC - 1211 Ave of the Americas
time type: Full time
job requisition id: Job_Req_38423
The Wall Street Journal is seeking a News Editor to manage the daily journalism of our WSJ. Magazine & Style coverage area, including handling fast-turn-around breaking stories, top-quality beat coverage, memorable long-lead features and sharp analysis pieces.
The position will help oversee the daily activities of a small team of reporters and help run the nuts-and-bolts of digital-first publishing at the center of our Style coverage. It requires working closely with the News & Features Directors and other stakeholders to set priorities and ensure that stories are lively, dominant and maximally engaging our audience.
You will work with another editor to polish the reporting and set it up to reach the widest possible audience with the best possible headlines, social and alert language. You will push the entire team to explore new formats. You will come with dozens and dozens of witty, stylish, brainy and irresistible story ideas for short-lead or long-lead publishing opportunities.
WSJ. Magazine and the Journal’s Style team blend deep reporting, intelligent wit and good taste to create compulsively readable spot stories, analysis and features on the subjects of style, entertainment, celebrity, society, lifestyle and the arts. Your work for this team will have a vivid lens on culture, style and fashion — with a fast-paced, robustly reported execution.
- Sharp writing and strong editing skills married with a knack for display, especially as it extends to mobile, push notifications and platforms.
- Impeccable news judgment in a fast-paced environment—in particular the ability to see around corners and figure out what comes next—and a comfort using audience data in daily programming decisions.
- Experience running digital-first coverage and reporters in the topic areas of lifestyle, style, entertainment, celebrity, or society to gain maximum audience on-platform and off.
- A strong sense of humor, including a proven history of finding clever, charming and unexpected ways into lifestyle stories, paired with meticulous attention to getting facts and details exactly right.
- Experience editing elegant, audience-garnering features and the occasionally thorny structural, legal and stylistic challenges they can present.
- A combination of diplomacy, personal charm and toughness.
Your journalism skills:
- 4 to 7 years experience editing and running coverage on a relevant beat, from fast-moving scoops to polished feature stories.
- Exercises strong judgment in packaging and presenting news.
- Demonstrates a command of editing and digital headline writing.
- Employs design and visual judgment to enhance digital storytelling packages.
- Understands how to balance breaking news with enterprise and features journalism.
- Recognizes the Journal’s core digital audience and its needs and expectations. Helps connect the content with the audience and to actively grow the audience.
- Familiar with WSJ. Magazine and the Journal’s brands, content offering and various digital/print platforms.
- Upholds The Wall Street Journal’s high standards and ethics.
This role will deftly balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with audience growth in mind. It requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.
You will report to a Deputy Editor of WSJ. Magazine & Style. This position is based in our New York office.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and a link to any past editing work or related work samples.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Non-Union role
Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
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