WSJ. Magazine, Digital Director

Dow Jones - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.8


Job Description:
WSJ. Magazine is currently seeking a digital director to work closely with the editor-in-chief, creative director and managing editor to launch and scale a digital-first iteration of the magazine.

WSJ. Magazine is a creative, collaborative and exciting work environment. The ideal candidate will have experience managing an editorial staff, recruiting freelancers, conceiving and assigning stories, managing budgets and growing a digital audience. An understanding of and a passion for luxury lifestyle content, from fashion to travel, food to architecture is a plus.

The ideal candidate will be have experience growing a team and a familiarity with working on editorial events.

Responsibilities

Work closely with editor-in-chief to launch original digital content and grow a digital audience

Establish digital visual vocabulary in sync with the magazine’s aesthetic

Develop new ideas and franchises for web-only content based on visual storytelling

Grow and manage digital team, establish measures of success and report on KPIs

Oversee the website’s production schedule, assign stories, top-edit all copy

Assign and recruit writers, negotiate writer contracts

Coordinate with various digital departments to maximize reach and audience (including but not limited to video, audio, social media, subscription conversions and audience engagement)

Act as primary point-of-contact for any magazine digital projects

Strategize on digital coverage of tentpole magazine events

Identify potential legal problems with online content, work with in-house counsel to resolve

Liaise with internal magazine team to leverage print content for online

Maintain Journal standards and ethics as they extend online

Qualifications

5+ years of digital editing experience, with experience in a management role and team-building

Ability to work effectively and efficiently across several teams

Experience growing a digital audience across multiple platforms

Strong editorial judgment about content and its accuracy, tone and organization

Strong judgment about visuals and photography

Excellent writing and editing skills

Extremely organized, ability to set and enforce daily deadlines

Excellent management and interpersonal skills that inspire passion, dedication and excellence from others

Strong, successful experience managing and meeting editorial budgets

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

About Us

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).

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