Top jobs added by The Wall Street Journal in Newsroom Revamp

The Wall Street Journal is now adding more than 12 new senior positions in a newsroom in the effort for revamp so that the news is delivered faster, there are more visuals, just as the readers’ dependence on smartphones increase.

As per reports, the new executive editor is the previous Deputy Editor in Chief Matt Murray. Also, new positions including editors for digital content strategy and strategic initiatives will be introduced now. Not only this, the WSJ is also building a newsroom whose main focus will be mobile content. The Journal is also focusing on streamlining its editing process.

The headcount in the newsroom will still remain “roughly stable,” as per the Wall Street Journal. The reorganization is a part of the initiative of WSJ 2020 plan which had been by the Dow Jones & Co, the News Corp (NWSA.O) which owns The Wall Street Journal

As per the Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker, there is more need for diversity in the newsroom. He also added that if they wish to thrive in the competitive environment newspapers face, the best people need to be hired.

Rebecca Blumenstein who was WSJ’s deputy editor in chief resigned and joined the New York Times as deputy managing editor. A letter to Baker and Murray in March were sent by editors and reporters at the Wall Street Journal talking about the the lack of gender and racial diversity among the staff.

Source: Reuters

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