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Dow Jones Reporter, Structured Data in NEW YORK, New York

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Structured Data Reporter to join our New Formats Team.

The Journal has been successful with its annual college rankings, technology companies to watch, airport rankings and more. These pieces of original research and reporting generate significant audience engagement, as people find that the information helps them make life decisions. WSJ goes beyond news headlines every week in providing service-oriented content, and the New Formats Team will expand on that mission by imagining, developing and launching projects that utilize tools from email to text messaging, calendars to slide decks, and proprietary formats that will appear on WSJ-owned platforms.

You will help us develop and launch new rankings and lists, lead the production and growth of ongoing rankings projects across platforms, identify opportunities to repackage stories in our archives, develop a system for slide decks and data modules that serve our readers, and evaluate strategic partnerships, tools and methodologies around structured data.

We're looking for someone with strong data analysis skills; a good sense of topics that interest the Journal’s audiences, current and future; strong project management skills; and a good sense of design of user-centric tools and content. We value collaboration and creativity, and are focused on leaving our audiences smarter and smiling.

You will work closely with reporters and editors across the newsroom who have expertise in various rankings areas as well as the Journal’s visuals, product, design and engineering departments. You will be part of a creative group of storytellers who prioritize audience engagement in their work.

It’s essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism.

The position will be based in our New York City office and report to the New Formats Editor.

You Will:

  • Help create excellent rankings experiences that serve audiences with actionable and customizable information.

  • Evaluate internal and external tools and methodologies around rankings and other structured data to ensure best practices and scalability.

  • Use editorial judgment to lead the rankings content with a sharp focus on accuracy and usefulness. Edit contributions to the rankings by writers and create original content.

  • Analyze and report rankings performance.

  • Help create other new journalism formats.

You Have:

  • Strong writing skills and experience in a newsroom

  • A passion for experimentation and a facility for data

  • Excellent organization and project management skills

  • Superb news judgment; a strong journalistic foundation as a reporter or editor

  • An open mind. Welcome learning new skills and opportunities to teach others

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who have skills appropriate for advanced visual and data journalism.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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 38 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).

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Req ID: 19635