Dow Jones Deputy Corporate Coverage Chief in United States

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks an editor to help lead our global business coverage. The job involves elevating, driving and prioritizing news and enterprise coverage on all topics business. We are looking for candidates with excellent news judgment and editing skills and the ability to inspire editors and reporters alike. Candidates should be creative and fast with art and open to myriad forms of storytelling. We are also looking for a manager who can help keep our work flowing smoothly to all platforms -- from print to web to mobile -- and help package stories so they reach their full potential.

Tasks/Responsibilities

Content

  • Develop and regularly re-evaluate the corporate coverage team’s content strategy across all WSJ platforms and formats.

  • Implement a daily coverage plan for all platforms in cooperation with the Corporate Coverage Chief, Chief News Editor, Analytics & Audience Editor and Platform Editors.

  • Implement a rolling long- and mid-term coverage plan for all platforms in cooperation with the Corporate Coverage Chief, Planning Editor, Analytics & Audience Editor and Platform Editors.

  • Oversee and manage a rigorous story-pitch and story prioritization process to select the journalism that is to be pursued by the business team.

  • Oversee and manage the creation of story packages on article-page level (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 in coordination with the Corporate Coverage Chief and the Chief News Editor. Test and ensure error-free publication (SEO headlines, hyperlinks, video, etc.).

  • Track key performance indicators with the Analytics & Audience Editor. Provide regular and actionable feedback to staff to improve overall journalistic quality and workflow efficiency.

  • Work closely with the Spot Desk to make sure breaking news stories are receiving the proper input from beat reporters and bureau editors.

  • Ensure on-platform engagement of audiences through techniques such as “further read” recommendations, “editors picks,” etc., based on audience data.

  • Work with the Newsletter Editor and the Digital News Editor to serve readers of newsletters generated within the coverage area. Track KPIs and optimize.

Leadership

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day work of teams of bureau chiefs, global deputies and reporters.

  • 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.

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

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Experience

  • Extensive experience as a journalist with knowledge in business, corporate governance and management.

  • Superb news judgment with extensive experience editing and writing.

  • Extensive experience as a journalist and superb news judgment.

  • Deep understanding of the brand values and mission of The Wall Street Journal — digital and print — and how our journalism should be selected, executed 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.

  • 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.

  • Know how to select and present the best, most relevant journalism in various digital formats. Also know what does not work and make qualified calls.

  • Understands and applies creatively modern and innovative journalism and storytelling techniques.

  • Deep understanding of platform specific storytelling characteristics.

  • Excellent communications skills. Know how to delegate, brief and give constructive feedback.

  • Sound organizational abilities: setting agendas, managing projects, maintaining a slate of forward planning that is crucial for implementing the coverage area’s strategy.

  • Innovative and creative thinker, leader and manager.

Position in hierarchy / reporting lines

  • Reporting to: Corporate Coverage Chief

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

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 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).

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