The Wall Street Journal announced on March 5 that it is creating new newsroom departments and posting more than three dozen new jobs. The new teams will serve as incubators for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation, said a statement from Wall Street Journal Editor Matt Murray and Editor of Newsroom Strategy Louise Story. The teams will create original content, stories and news features and “be a resource for change across all our bureaus and areas of coverage,” the statement said.
The slate of new jobs includes developers, designers, product managers, data specialists and journalists.
The new jobs are divided into five areas: young audiences, membership engagement, newsroom innovation, audience data and R&D.
The move comes after two years in which the paper remade the newsroom’s senior leadership team and central editing structure, the statement said. “Throughout, we have taken steps to bolster our strategic planning for digital growth, most notably with the creation of a Newsroom Strategy area and the R&D Team,” it said.