Audience Voices Moderator, Nights & Weekends

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal's Opinion section is looking for audience voices moderators to work on a contract basis, who will be responsible for moderating audience conversation, as well as creating and implementing engagement strategies. The ideal candidates will be comfortable making objective decisions quickly about whether audience posts meet guidelines for publication. They will deploy strategies to drive deeper engagement with members.

Candidates should be comfortable interacting directly with readers as a representative of the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. This position will involve editorial decision-making on featuring the most thoughtful comments, helping Opinion editors and editorial writers develop prompts, and finding relevant reader questions, tips and story ideas.

There are two roles being offered. This listing is for moderators willing to work night and weekend hours. Flexibility around work schedule is helpful in these jobs.

Available in NYC, London, and Asia.


  • Exercises superb judgment in moderating comments, which may contain sensitive information.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent audience engagement skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest commitment to The Wall Street Journal's standards.
  • Helps surface reader comments and tips to editorial writers and Opinion editors.
  • Experience with high-volume commenting platforms is preferred.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works and others' roles and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with news and online communities is preferred.
  • Develops best practices to promote positive behavior and encourage reader participation.
  • Comfort with audience data.
  • Experience with video production is helpful though not required.

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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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