Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
The Wall Street Journal is expanding its social media/off-platform team and is looking for an experienced journalist who will focus on evening and weekend audiences. You will work evening hours Sunday-Thursday.
We're looking for someone with a passion for social storytelling. Social-media editors ensure that breaking news, features and scoops are delivered effectively across social channels while endeavoring to amplify these stories in novel ways. You will help define the WSJ's social voice and sensibility, while coordinating coverage—from political news and disasters to market-moving reports and exclusives—across these channels. You should be comfortable publishing to an audience of millions that includes both longtime members and those encountering the Journal for the first time.
The position requires a broad knowledge of social-media platforms, with a particular focus on Facebook and Twitter, and a knack for finding ways to optimize content off-platform in the moments between intense news cycles. You will work closely with mobile and homepage editors to write and edit strong, clear and accurate language in social posts. You will also collaborate with senior coverage editors and strategy editors to craft off-platform plans for our journalism and shepherd stories from concept to final execution.
You will report to the Off-Platform Editor. You will start this position remotely but eventually be based in our New York office.
Handle all duties associated with the day-to-day publishing of WSJ content off-platform, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other vertical storytelling platforms.
Plan and implement the resurfacing of social media posts using an analytics-based approach.
Maintain the WSJ voice in headlines and share text, applying audience insights across platforms.
Work with colleagues on the News Partnerships team to enhance our offerings on Apple News, Facebook News and elsewhere.
Experiment with emerging platforms and collaborate with our vertical storytelling editors on packages, including Instagram Stories.
Help news desks craft social language and procure social-friendly visuals.
Attend coverage planning meetings and identify stories with new audience development potential.
3+ years of journalism experience with a social-media focus in a newsroom.
Superb news judgment and a clear understanding of WSJ's publishing standards.
Poise dealing with fast-developing news.
Proven experience as a news editor, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy, is preferred.
Comfort and confidence making publishing decisions independently, especially during off hours, and knowing when to ask for help in certain situations.
Understanding of and familiarity with social-media publishing and analytics tools, including but not limited to SocialFlow, Adobe Analytics, CrowdTangle, PublishCheck and other relevant software or platforms.
Experience publishing to visual-first platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, including script/caption writing and editing, is a plus.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The 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.