Dow Jones

Print Editor

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK
Requisition ID
2018-31033
Job Function
News/Editorial
Business Area
NEWS/WSJ
Job Area1
News

Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a Print Editor to ensure the best-in-class presentation of its journalism in the print edition, in line with the editorial vision and expectations of the newsroom’s senior editors while using audience data to inform our decisions.

 

Tasks/Responsibilities

 

Content

  • Advise and guide the coverage chiefs in the planning stages of stories about what is required from the story packages on the article level to ensure that readers are offered the best possible presentation in print.

  • Oversee any needed tailoring of story packages for optimized reading and display in print, including headline style and length, graphics/photo cropping, etc. Provide feedback to Coverage Chiefs and editors

  • Define “What does good look like” (story telling, content structure, story components, etc.) for the print edition in collaboration with the Visuals Teams and Audience Insight teams, inform and educate reporters and editors so that they understand and take into account these best practices.

  • Identify and test new non-text formats (i.e. photo and graphics packages), in conjunction with the coverage areas

  • Plan with the coverage areas and implement the special visual treatment of major events.

 

Platform and workflows

  • Regularly review and develop the platform strategy (content, design, UX) based on industry standards and trends, audience behavior and editorial vision in collaboration with the senior newsroom editors.

  • Coordinate with the Journal’s digital platform editors about article availability for print (timing, scope etc.).

  • Regularly review and optimize the look and feel of the print edition, work with product and prepress teams on continuous improvement

  • Regularly review the processes and workflows used to publish the print paper, in conjunction with the coverage areas and newsroom leadership; aim for efficient processes, met deadlines, reduced plate changes.

  • Work with the commercial team on innovative, attractive, non-intrusive and audience friendly advertising solutions that are in line with WSJ standards

 

Leadership

  • Lead and manage a team of people who design, layout and produce all editions of the US paper and a subgroup working on overseas editions.

  • 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 be highly productive and to create high-quality work.

  • Set clear objectives for direct reports.

  • Monitor individual and team performance through ongoing and regular performance reviews.

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

  • Provide strong leadership in difficult situations.

  • Identify high-potential members of the team and ensure they are effectively developed.

  • Identify members of the team with performance gaps and ensure they improve their performance or they pursue opportunities outside of the WSJ

  • With support of the Newsroom Operations Team: Manage and develop staff members (appraisals, career development, dismissal, etc.)

  • With support of the Newsroom Operations Team: Operational management of staff members (duty roster, vacation planning, resource disposition, etc.)

 

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience  

  • A journalist with deep understanding and experience in and publishing.

  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of The Wall Street Journal and how our journalism should be selected and presented in line with those values.

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

  • Understand modern and innovative journalism and storytelling techniques

  • Lead and inspire our journalists to come up with important and compelling ideas; possess excellent communications skills. Be able to successfully delegate, brief and give constructive feedback.

  • Sound organizational abilities: setting agendas, planning and managing projects.

  • Innovative and creative thinker, leader and manager.

 

Position in hierarchy/reporting lines

  • Reporting to:  Chief News Editor

 

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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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