The Wall Street Journal seeks a social media editor to join its growing team of journalists responsible for engaging users on new platforms. We’re looking for someone who thinks creatively about the social web and how the Journal fits within it.
Based in New York, the job requires real-time analysis of traffic and trends to inform our efforts across WSJ.com and quickly capitalize on new opportunities. As part of a multi-skilled team, this editor will focus, at least initially, on managing and expanding the Journal’s institutional presence in social media; training and advising Journal staffers; and generating new reporting projects built for the social web. Our intent is to experiment quickly with new tools, repeat what works, and share what we find with the rest of the newsroom.
Social media is a growth area for the Journal, touching much of the organization. Candidates for this position should have a good feel for a broad range of news and be able to spot the tweet or Facebook question in any story. Ideally, many of these attributes describe you: