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The Wall Street Journal is looking for a dynamic SEO editor to play an essential part in driving the daily news conversation, with a focus on evening and weekend audiences. At weekends you would be working independently as the SEO Editor on Duty.

You will be embedded across the newsroom to help bureaus and journalists reach and expose more readers to our outstanding journalism.

You must be able to employ great news judgment and demonstrate a strong understanding of SEO for news publishing. You will become one of the Journal’s go-to experts for SEO and would be responsible for improving the Journal’s visibility in search for our biggest news stories, as well as our evergreen offerings.

You will also be responsible for helping to scale SEO strategy and tactics by taking a leading role in the regular training of the newsroom and undertaking ongoing analysis of our search performance to help develop novel approaches to producing our journalism.

The position will initially be remote but eventually based in our New York City office.

You will:

  • Play a key role in the ongoing development and execution of The Wall Street Journal’s SEO and Audience strategy
  • Collaborate with the SEO, Audience, Data, and Editorial teams to develop content strategies for evergreen, timely, and event-focused content.
  • Work across developing and breaking news developments to support our news articles and live coverage
  • Provide feedback to our newsroom by analyzing the performance of our stories
  • Creating curated trends lists to communicate the important emerging for the day’s top stories, helping to identify missed opportunities in core coverage areas
  • Help prepare in advance for significant news events and develop comprehensive coverage strategies
  • Work with the wider SEO Team to deliver impactful training sessions to the WSJ Newsroom, including SEO best practices.
  • Contribute to an SEO calendar with topics, content ideas, and other strategic notes

You have:

  • A deep passion for news as well as a strong understanding of the publishing landscape
  • Experience using Google Trends, Google Search Console and other analytics and keyword tools like SEMRush
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of the search engine industry and best practices

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy – We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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, email us at [email protected]. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $50,000 – $180,000

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.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view “Find Jobs – Dow Jones.” Thank you.

Req ID: 39693

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