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Digital Platform Editor, The Wall Street Journal - NYC

Dow Jones
Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000
Closing date
Nov 5, 2023

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Digital Platform Editor

locations: NYC - 1211 Ave of the Americas
time type: Full time
job requisition id: Job_Req_38792

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an editor to curate our native platforms— and the WSJ app—and to enhance the digital experience for our audience, with a focus on evening and weekend audiences. You will work evening hours Tuesday-Saturday.

You will set lineups and package stories, using news judgment, knowledge of audience data and awareness of the WSJ brand to make programming decisions. You will help execute the team's alert strategy and take a hands-on approach in crafting language for push notifications and email alerts.

Platform editors demonstrate sharp writing and strong editing skills, with the ability to balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind. The role requires speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools and a strong command of newsroom workflows.

We're looking for someone who will be an advocate for the needs of our native platforms 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.

The role is based in our New York office. You will 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
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with the Journal's brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms.

Reasonable accommodation:

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, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Union role
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..


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