Dow Jones Head of Content in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Dow Jones Studios is a fast-growing team of energetic editors, writers, content and creative strategists, videographers, designers, producers and developers.

Dow Jones is looking for a Head of Content to reinvent, and reimagine our commercial team of journalists within a dynamic commercial newsroom. The ideal candidate will be able to understand, navigate and create within very different worlds. They will have a strong journalistic background and can understand the broad range of topics covered by our core news brands (Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and MarketWatch) as well as the sophistication and taste level required to create content within our luxury and lifestyle environments (WSJ Magazine, Penta, and Mansion Global). And, while professional journalism is at our core, the ideal candidate will understand how to creatively solve problems and create commercial value for our internal and external clients. The candidate must have newsroom, creative studio and/or other managerial experience, work well on tight deadlines, and be able to collaborate across teams.

Based in New York, this Editor will be responsible for helping to manage the day-to-day flow of the editorial work associated with Custom Content programs, working closely with our team of reporters, writers and editors to create sophisticated, creative and in-depth features for our Clients. This editorial team is responsible for the creation of content across all platforms including but not limited to websites & digital hubs, videos, apps, e-newsletters, magazines, newsletters, social, events, live journalism, infographics, e-zines, custom surveys, video and more.

This is an amazing opportunity to practice journalism at the highest level while at the same time working in a rapidly growing commercial environment.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Dow Jones leadership and Head of Creative to create best-in-class custom content while continually evolving what we deliver to meet market demands, add value in new ways, and stay ahead of the competition.

  • Support our strategic focus of data-led storytelling and live journalism.

  • Push for new ways of storytelling while preserving the quality of our journalism. Oversee creation of comprehensive and compelling editorial platforms and ideas for branded content programs that are digital-centric, but that can be translated across multiple channels, including print, video, social, mobile and tablet. Innovate on new ways of conveying information -- data visualization, explainer videos, live data experiences.

  • Oversee editorial teams of editors and writers in creation of standard setting, award winning content for our advertising partners.

  • Attract and retain top talent.

  • Bring in training and development to keep team sharp and relevant. Lend editorial insights to develop best practices for content creation, onboarding new talent, quality control, competitive advantage, etc.

  • Raise our profile in the marketplace (Make us Famous) -- thought leadership, awards strategy, speaking at conferences, blog writing.

  • Responsible for end-to-end editorial process (ideation, topics, writing, editing, fact-checking, quote releases, proofreading.

  • Ensure to deliver exceptional work on time and on budget that earns us top client satisfaction scores.

  • Bring in preferred partners to create a robust network of best-in-class specialists to help us execute and deliver on our sold programs.


  • Multiple years of editorial, writing/reporting and management experience.

  • Experience in visual editing, understanding how different forms of storytelling work together in digital mediums.

  • Client-facing experience.

  • Expertise in business and technology topics.

  • Appreciation and taste level to understand the both the finance and luxury space.

  • Conceptual creative abilities.

  • Deep roster of writers, project editors and other content creators.

Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Data/Content Group

About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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