News Assistant - Off Duty, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York
Sep 08, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Admin, Assistant Editor
Job Type
Full Time

The Off Duty section of The Wall Street Journal, a lifestyle service section that appears weekly in print and daily on, is seeking a news assistant to work with its food, design, travel and gear sections.

This is an entry-level position that would be suitable for applicants with at least one year of experience in relevant lifestyle editorial or recent journalism graduates with relevant internships and experience.

We are specifically looking for someone with a passion for organization, who is meticulously detail-oriented, responsible, able to juggle a wide variety of responsibilities both administrative and creative, and eager to participate in all facets of a national lifestyle publication.

A lively sense of humor and a grasp of the lifestyle zeitgeist are definite assets.

The person in this position will have opportunities to report, write and pitch story ideas, depending on aptitude and skill set. Experience working with a CMS and the entire Google suite would be a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Call in products related to photo shoots for design, food, travel and gear coverage, organize timely arrivals, and package and return products
  • Fact-check stories
  • Perform research related to design, food, travel and gear
  • Research and suggest products to be featured in quarterly special issues with ever-changing themes. Write supporting text as needed.
  • Help move stories through production, including recipe proofing, and making copy-edit and fact-checking changes
  • Assist in finding props for photo shoots.
  • Report and write short pieces
  • Generate topical, timely story ideas
  • Update and organize PR contact lists
  • Administer book requests for both print and digital
  • Perform a wide range of other administrative tasks, related to the smooth running of a national lifestyle section.
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About Us

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 38 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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