Dow Jones

Editor, San Francisco Technology Bureau

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Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a journalist who wants to help shape coverage of the huge and fascinating technology industry for the world’s most important business news organization. We are looking for an editor on our tech team in San Francisco who can help guide some of the best reporters in the field. Candidates should bring intense curiosity and healthy skepticism; we are looking for someone who is as ambitious, innovative, and dynamic as the industry we cover. The right person will have the reporting chops needed to guide reporters trying to illuminate some of the most-powerful, least-transparent companies in the world. He or she will be adept at spotting the big ideas on the horizon, and helping to shape them into pieces that are compelling and clear. Candidates should be versatile in and enthusiastic about multiple forms of storytelling, from graphics to charticles to video. Deep knowledge of tech’s inner workings isn’t essential, but a passion and ability to learn quickly is.





  • Help conceive, prioritize and drive news and enterprise coverage.

  • Edit news and enterprise stories, sharpening and rewriting when necessary.

  • Work closely with reporters to ensure that stories include all of the necessary elements and meet WSJ standards.

  • Ensure that story packages are properly packaged with text, visuals, video, inset boxes for related articles or twitter, timelines, etc., and ensure the packages are optimized for mobile audiences.

  • Ensure that all components are of the highest quality, adhere to WSJ standards and are ready for publication as a complete article-page.

  • Ensure the timely and coordinated publication of all coverage area story packages.



  • Uphold WSJ standards and ethics. Makes sure there are no surprises, the lede is supported, sources are checked.

  • 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.

  • Serve as a mentor and guide to less experienced colleagues.


Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience

  • Excellent news judgment.

  • Strong writing and editing skills.

  • Capable of editing and elevating news, features and visual elements with speed and depth.

  • Equally at home in digital media environments and print, with demonstrated excellence in writing and editing in both. Solid grasp of video as a content format.

  • Deep understanding of the audience and membership structure, and how to use insight research and analytics to continually refine this understanding.

  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of WSJ -- digital and print -- and how our journalism should be selected, executed  and presented in line with those values.

  • Proficient in basic numeracy and modern research methods. Confident in analyzing the data behind a story.

  • Proficient in digital and social media strategy and tools.


Position in hierarchy / reporting lines

  • Reporting to: Global Technology 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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