The Wall Street Journal is looking for a news-savvy, culturally curious, entrepreneurial senior editor to join the newsroom team responsible for our live journalism and events. This editor will own and shape events such as the WSJ Jobs Summit and Women in the Workplace, while playing a critical role in defining new franchises that serve our readers and drive new memberships to the Journal.
This is a period of growth and transformation for WSJ events, as the team has moved from producing in-person conferences and festivals to, in the current environment, a full calendar of virtual events. This editor, working with the head of live journalism and special content, will help shape our approach in this new digital medium: specifically how we plan, program and, most importantly, cover our live events across the Journal’s platforms.
We're looking for someone with a background working on the newsroom side of top tier events and a track record of getting things done with an emphasis on originality and exclusivity. You will have a network that spans industries and continents, an eye for new thinkers and leaders, deep knowledge of the current competitive landscape, and a sense for the topics people care about now and in the future.
You will report to the Editor for Live Journalism, Kim Last. While you would start the job working from home, you will eventually be based in our New York office.
- Work on ways to extend our live journalism to new audiences, from producing stories ahead of an event to harnessing new formats that could amplify viewers across social media, continuing the conversation long after an event.
- Work with editors and reporters across the newsroom and around the world to develop sessions for different events.
- Work closely with the conferences team on the business side.
- Superior writing and editing skills
- A strong understanding of audience data tools and digital engagement across platforms and mediums
- In-depth knowledge of business, technology, culture and finance, with a track record of relationships with leaders across industries
- A love of research and reporting: What’s something our audience hasn’t heard or seen before?
- Experience coordinating and managing projects across departments and throughout a news organization
- A background in journalism and editorial content is preferred over traditional event management
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining how you would approach the role.