The Wall Street Journal seeks editors who will be responsible for planning and leading SEO, Headline and Packaging decisions on the Journal’s platforms—including mobile and desktop —to inform, engage and delight our readers.
These editors employ superb news judgment and knowledge of audience data in their decisions. They demonstrate sharp writing and strong editing skills. They understand how to balance the needs of breaking news and enterprise journalism with our subscribers in mind.
These roles require strong knowledge and experience with Google’s search algorithm, speed and proficiency with digital publishing tools, and a strong command of newsroom workflows. Experience with product testing including A/B testing and information architecture as well as a strong background in what has worked well for content reach in newsrooms is essential.
The successful candidate will be adept at reviewing our current practices and recommending changes, helping to implement changes and then working with our bureau chiefs, coverage chiefs and news hubs to spread new practices.
How to apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest to WSJ's Editor of Newsroom Strategy, Louise Story (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please put "Application: Job opening" in the subject line.
Exercises superb judgment in packaging and presenting news
Demonstrates excellence in editing copy and in digital headline writing
Understands how to think differently about breaking news from enterprise and features journalism
Recognizes the Journal’s core digital audience and its needs and expectations
Helps connect the content with new audiences and has experience in growth initiatives
Familiar with the Journal’s brand, content offering and various digital/print platforms
Upholds The Wall Street Journal’s high standards and ethics
In-depth knowledge and experience with Google and other search algorithms as well as site hygiene, url practices, tagging, web crawling, AMP pages and mobile and web optimization
Experience with a range of SEO software solutions
Familiarity with the strengths of different types of media, e.g., text, graphics, share text and captions in packaging decisions
Experience in UX thinking to inform the sorts of language and design features that will be most effective in guiding users to engage with content
Experience with product testing, including A/B testing
Comfort with audience data to inform strategy decisions, adjusting as needed
Possesses deep knowledge of digital and social-media strategies and publishing tools
Command of newsroom publishing tools, metadata and visual storytelling devices
Ability and willingness to assist in troubleshooting digital publishing issues
General awareness of how our newsroom works and others’ roles and responsibilities
Good working knowledge of Adobe Analytics (Omniture)
An understanding of paywalled content and how Google indexes it to be able to optimize the content and snippet experience
Understanding of SEO meta tags for html and taxonomy tags for publishing
Work with the Technical SEO manager to: Develop best practices within the newsroom. Meet bi-weekly to discuss new developments and work on strategy. Problem reporting and solving.
Internal Number: 14521
About The Wall Street Journal
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 the most trusted news organization in America and the best source of news and analysis for ambitious people. Our reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists around the world create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting. We're using the latest technology to develop new ways of publishing our journalism on a variety of platforms, experimenting with augmented reality and cutting-edge video and mobile storytelling formats. We’re looking for great journalists and innovative minds to join our newsro...om as we continue to tell the important stories and further reinvent our journalism for digital priorities.
The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.