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News Editor, MarketWatch - San Francisco

Dow Jones
San Francisco, California
Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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News Editor, MarketWatch

locations: San Francisco
time type: Full time
job requisition id: Job_Req_38377

Job Description:

MarketWatch is looking for a meticulous editor to help shape a fast-paced financial newsroom. The ideal candidate should be a deft handler of copy who’s obsessed with accuracy, style and writing that engages a broad spectrum of readers.

At MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones, our mission is to help readers understand what the news of the moment means for their money and their lives. Living up to that promise means explaining complex topics in a way that is relatable and useful to a broad audience while still speaking credibly to industry professionals. We strive to be authoritative and fast but also engaging and fun.

This role will be based out of our San Francisco Office.

Essential job functions:

  • Razor-sharp skills that make stories sing
  • Ability to gracefully manage steady flow of daily copy
  • Collaborate with reporters and other team editors to sharpen angles and details
  • Ensure that MarketWatch journalism is accessible and free of jargon and PR-speak
  • Ability to help craft sharp and memorable headlines
  • Fluency in social media, and top-notch news judgment.


  • Minimum of four years experience at a consumer-facing publication
  • Working knowledge of business, economics, politics or technology ( bonus points if expertise in any of those)
  • Facility with SEO and audience strategies

Reasonable accommodation:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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. 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 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: BG - MARKETWATCH
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..



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