Rewrite Editor - Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Newswires seeks digitally proficient financial journalists to identify the most important elements of major news releases, send headlines and quickly write or edit the first stories and essential updates that will provide professional investors with the news they need when they need it.
We are looking for journalists with experience in a real-time news environment and a background in corporate and markets coverage.
The successful candidate must have both a strong sense of urgency and a well-honed ability to distill market-moving news contained inside press releases. Strong communication skills and an understanding of how to collaborate in a team environment are essential. Applications should include a resume, cover letter and 3-5 samples of company news coverage.
- Exercises strong news judgment in headline and story writing, editing and fast-paced publishing.
- Skilled as both an editor and a writer and can easily shift between roles.
- Able to quickly discern the essential market-moving details from news releases, regulatory filings, press conferences and other information sources.
- Knows how to write and edit for accuracy and essential details while expediting publishing; understands how to enhance stories iteratively through updates.
- Proficient in numeracy, draws on deep financial knowledge, and is confident analyzing the data behind a story in real time.
- Demonstrates proficiency in grammar, style, sense, jargon, accuracy, structure, balance and fairness.
- Upholds Dow Jones standards and ethics.
- Recognizes the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.
- Helps connect the content with the audience.
Digital media skills
- Easily adjusts to editing or writing different types of media, e.g., articles, briefs, headlines, instant insights and analysis.
- Proficient in using technology to enhance speed and efficiency of monitoring news, checking facts, handling urgent stories and communicating across teams.
- Understands the importance of proper coding and tagging for headlines and different types of content for different channels.
- Possesses a well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.
- Takes pride in and ownership of his or her own work.
- Prioritizes tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
- Flexible in changing/handing off tasks.
- Meets deadlines.
- Understands workflow beyond his or her own needs.
- General awareness of how a newsroom works.
- Functions well within a team.
- Wants to learn new skills.
Union - Yes
OT - Yes
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .
Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com . Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.
Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
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).
If you require assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Talent Management team for Application Help at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com
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