The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced writer for its popular 10-Point newsletter. The right candidate will work directly with editor-in-chief Gerard Baker to distill our best scoops and stories into an engaging daily must-read for a loyal subscriber audience. We’re looking for aan creative self-starter who can work with minimal supervision to prepare the newsletter for early-morning publication and look for opportunities to grow its audience.
The newsletter is named “The 10-Point” after the nickname conferred by the editors of The Wall Street Journal on the lead column of the legendary “What's News” digest of top stories. Technically, “10-point” referred to the size of the typeface. The type is smaller now but the name lives on.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter and up to five published clips.
Edit and publish the daily 10-Point newsletter
Create a unique and habit-forming experience for 10-Point subscribers
Develop and execute a clear editorial strategy for the 10-Point newsletter that is informed by analytics, audience insights and news judgment
Work closely with the audience and off-platform teams to grow the 10-Point newsletter audience and find opportunities to bring our journalism to new readers via email
Superb news judgment; a strong journalistic foundation as a reporter or editor
At least two years of newsroom experience
A demonstrated record of success in growing and engaging audiences via email
An appreciation for The Wall Street Journal brand and its core coverage areas
The ability to move projects forward in a collaborative team environment
A strategic thinker with a passion for experimentation and a facility for data
Strong communication and presentation skills