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Dow Jones Editorial Director, Podcasts in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editorial director to oversee a portfolio of daily, weekly and serialized podcasts for its global audio team. In this role you will be responsible for executing the vision of the head of audio and lead executive producers, supervising producers, producers/reporters and audio engineers in the news, and features and series team.

We are a growing audio unit that collaborates with the WSJ newsroom to produce high quality, factual, news-driven podcasts on topics that range from headline-driven podcasts focused on news, business, markets and personal finance to podcasts examining the changing dynamics of the workplace, technology and science.

In collaboration with the head of audio, the editorial director will create, develop and launch new daily and weekly features and deeply reported narrative podcasts. This role sits at the intersection of editorial, product and strategy and will be expected to have a deep understanding of the subscriber audience and the organization's potential non-subscriber reach.

Top candidates for this role will have excellent editorial judgment, strong production experience and team-management skills. Leadership, decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this position. We are seeking someone with strong production experience and a track record of pitching, developing and elevating original audio series. You will also be responsible for mentoring and empowering our team of audio journalists to do their best work under tight deadlines, while raising the bar for audio journalism at The Wall Street Journal.

This position will be based in our New York City office and reports to the Head of Audio.

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and five links to past work that represents the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Collaborate with the head of audio to oversee WSJ’s daily and weekly news podcast portfolio, help steer the editorial and creative vision, as well as, lead and empower production teams.

  • Partner with the newsroom’s editorial leaders to identify opportunities for coverage and generate new story ideas.

  • Serve as a key contact in newsroom planning meetings to identify distinct, daily and longer-lead story angles that are additive to written text or able to stand alone.

  • Empower audio leadership to push creative boundaries, develop new and innovative storytelling opportunities, and help steer them and their teams to meet productivity expectations.

  • Provide clear and constructive notes and timely feedback on scripts and cuts and mentor team members to develop new skills, while providing opportunities for growth.

  • Represent and advance the strategic priorities identified by the head of audio while developing new, streamlined workflows to improve productivity and output for the team.

  • Ensure all audio content meets the highest production value and all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned, including supporting other WSJ podcast productions in New York and London.

You have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in audio storytelling at a successful daily podcast or radio program.

  • Experience leading and managing large teams in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Clear communication and exceptional collaboration skills.

  • Professional experience writing, reviewing and elevating scripts and communicating constructive feedback to other team members.

  • A track record of translating complex business, economics and tech stories into reporting that informs WSJ subscribers and appeals to broader audiences.

  • A deep understanding of current events and global politics, as well as a nose for news.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists 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.

Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

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 .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $100,000 - $250,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 34977