Dow Jones

Deputy U.S. Coverage Chief

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK
Requisition ID
2018-30975
Job Function
News/Editorial
Business Area
NEWS/WSJ
Job Area1
News

Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a senior editor to be on the leadership team for U.S. coverage. The Deputy U.S. Coverage Chief will play a key role in running a talented team of national correspondents and editors who cover major news across the country. Topics include politics, economic development, immigration, transportation, housing, law and education.

The ideal candidate will identify high-impact stories and issues for us to cover, and will be responsible for helping to direct our fast-breaking news coverage from coast to coast. The deputy will conceptualize ambitious storytelling for all platforms,  and work to make sure we're reaching our readers in creative and effective ways.

The editor will also work shepherding investigative work that's at the heart of roll-up-your-sleeves local reporting. The ability to work across bureaus and mentor reporters is a must.

Tasks/Responsibilities

Content

  • 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.

Leadership

  • 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.

  • Set standards for individual and team performance – ongoing and in regular performance reviews.

  • Contribute to the shaping and management of staff-development programs.

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience

  • Excellent news judgment.

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

  • Sound organizational abilities: setting agendas, managing projects and maintaining a slate of forward planning.

  • Innovative and creative thinker, leader and manager.

  • 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: U.S. Coverage Chief

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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