This job has expired

Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal - NYC

Dow Jones
Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

View more

Job Details

Photo Editor

Locations: NYC or San Francisco

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a news photo editor for its New York or San Francisco office.

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a photo editor with great range, editorial judgment and journalistic integrity; an editor who is able to produce complex photo assignments, perform strong agency and social media research, think conceptually and work quickly and effectively within a large newsroom setting. The Photo Editor will be responsible for photographic coverage, primarily focused on business news which covers a wide range of subject matter including technology, media, aviation, agriculture, retail, automotives, energy, and small business. The position will report to the Deputy Director of Photography, Business and is open to qualified candidates based in either San Francisco or New York. 

You will:

  • Work quickly and accurately on breaking news and enterprise business stories, collaborating with the newsroom’s editors, visual teams and section chiefs.
  • Curate and produce visually-led stories in a fast-paced newsroom, anticipating photographic and other needs as stories develop.  Work in our CMS to combine different formats, newsroom tools and visual elements. 
  • Commission photography, working with our freelance photographers, editors and reporters to tell narrative, investigative, breaking news and enterprise stories on all platforms including mobile and print.
  • Follow department guidelines and safety protocols in working with photographers and subjects.
  • Promote a diverse and exciting group of photographers and subjects, with an eye to building new audiences for our journalism.
  • Pitch visually innovative and original projects and approaches to digital story production, demonstrating an understanding of the different platforms and audiences.
  • Work with platform and off-platform editors to surface the work strategically across all platforms.
  • Manage budget effectively with quarterly check-ins with supervisors. 
  • Coordinate closely with the business photo editors and broader team of photo editors, communicating the daily content and any staffing coverage needs.
  • Work autonomously, with clear communication skills and an ability to collaborate both in an in-person office environment as well as with remote team members.
  • Have the ability to think conceptually about a story, and execute photo-illustrations with the help of an illustrator.

You have:

  • At least 3 years experience in a photo editing role, an enthusiasm for good journalism and current events, and keen news judgment.
  • Proven deep research skills and experience with news gathering and research tools. 
  • Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, video editing tools, FTP, and social media tools. 
  • Some knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript a plus.
  • Motivation to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to balance short and long term projects across different sections.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and a link to any related work samples.


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: $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..



We break stories, influence ideas, and advance business intelligence and cultural interest.

We expose the events that turn markets, the digital breakthroughs that transform art, the demand that drives invention, as well as the political and societal passing moments and lasting consequences.

We are the people of Dow Jones. From different fields, backgrounds and viewpoints we invite you to join us.

Examine the world and bring it to others.

Company info

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert