Dow Jones

News Editor for Newsroom Operations

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Job Description

The News Editor for Newsroom Operations, a member of the office of the Managing Editor, supports the newsroom in its journalistic work, focusing on external and internal recruitment, personnel management, career development, diversity initiatives, performance management, organizational development and change leadership.






  • Set standard processes for recruitment, hiring, allocation and compensation planning for our journalists. Educate and lead editors through those processes.
  • Prioritize transparency and diversity in recruitment, hiring and promotion, and strategize ways to encourage them. Track KPIs and update senior editors on progress.
  • Coach newsroom staffers on career paths and development.
  • Identify shift-planning management tools and support editors and managers who use them.
  • Support staff considering  or currently on international assignments with information and contacts on issues involving HR, finance and relocation.
  • Advise newsroom leadership on the flow of staff in and out of the organization, track progress
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline for young talent, including strong relationships with colleges and universities and a robust internship program.
  • Create and drive programs identifying high-potential staffers and ensure career-development activities to maximize the internal promotion of best candidates
  • Support the newsroom through the annual performance-review process, creating tools and best practices and educating newsroom leadership about their application.
  • Support the newsroom Training Editor in creating, managing and delivering global training programs in journalism, media technology, management skills and personal development.




  • Build and champion organizational support structures, programs and communications strategies to enhance the culture of excellence, opportunity and inclusiveness.
  • Identify and attract top internal and external talent.
  • Lead diversity efforts and demonstrate leadership to set and meet organizational goals.
  • Inspire our journalists  to produce their best work on all platforms.
  • Contribute by attitude, example and encouragement to a culture of creativity, enthusiasm, motivation, ownership and professionalism.
  • Manage, motivate and develop staff to produce high quality, highly productive work.
  • Contribute to the shaping and management of staff-development programs.
  • Identify high-potential members of the newsroom and ensure they are effectively developed.


Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience  


  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of The Wall Street Journal -- digital and print -- and how our journalists  should be selected, hired and trained in line with those values.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to represent the best of the Journal’s core attributes at speaking engagements, recruiting events and  internal training
  • Critical thinking and diplomatic problem-solving skills.
  • Track record of successful newsroom management; a leader with experience mentoring and developing talent; able to make tough decisions and deliver difficult news with compassion and discipline aligned with Journal culture.
  • Sound organizational abilities and inclination toward action: setting agendas, managing projects, change management.
  • Deep understanding of the audience and membership structure, and how to use insight research and analytics to continually refine this understanding.
  • Lead and inspire our journalism team  to come up with ideas; excellent communications skills. Know how to delegate, brief and give constructive feedback.
  • Innovative and creative thinker, leader and manager.

Position in hierarchy / reporting lines

  • Reporting to:  Managing Editor




Company Overview

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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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


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