Politics Editor, The Wall Street Journal - DC

Dow Jones
Jan 15, 2019
Mar 07, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal seeks a Politics Editor to lead a large team of journalists covering national politics, the White House and Congress.

This is a key leadership position in one of our most important coverage areas, and this editor will oversee our coverage of the 2020 election.

The ideal candidate will have the ability and drive to conceive and deliver ambitious, distinctive, incisive stories that go well beyond the political horse race. This editor will direct coverage aimed at illuminating the issues that animate voters and chronicling moves in the electorate.

The Politics Editors should be talented in spotting ground-shifting trends and guiding reporters to pursue stories that will have impact long after the final votes are tallied.

Experience running a big team is a plus.

The Politics Editor will coordinate on coverage with reporters and editors across our Washington team and the Journal at large, working closely with our economics, business and U.S. news teams, among others.

Candidates should be drivers of breaking news and careful crafters of enterprise stories. Experience with digital platforms is a must, as is a creative approach to storytelling that values data, graphics, video and other tools to make sure that we are always reaching audiences in the most effective way possible.

The Politics Editor will report to Paul Beckett, Washington Coverage Chief.

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The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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