July 21, 2015 Journalism

Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S, with a circulation of over 2.3 million (including nearly 1 million digital subscriptions). It’s one of America’s oldest continuously printed newspapers, founded in 1889 by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Based in New York City, and named after Manhattan’s Wall Street financial district, the paper’s emphasis is on business news.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, which also owns Barron’s Magazine, financial news site MarketWatch,  video news site WSJ Live, business database Factiva, Dow Jones Newswires, radio programs The Wall Street Journal Report  and The Dow Jones Report, and other prominent business news and information providers.

Millennials who feel a deep desire to make the world a better place may be especially satisfied working for a news organization such as The Wall Street Journal. As Dow Jones VP of Talent Management Meredith Lubitz put it, “There’s a reason people are hardwired to work as journalists in a newsroom, and that is to uncover truth. That (mission) permeates throughout the culture of the company.” The passion for that mission was indicated when Lubitz continued, “We recently won our 36th Pulitzer Prize. The entire newsroom stood around, and there were tears in people’s eyes.”

Dow Jones employs nearly 5,000 people around the world. But despite its size and century-old traditions, it’s actively looking for new talent with fresh perspectives. According to Lubitz, “We are set up with big company resources, but really act as an incubator. If you think about the media landscape, and think about newspaper publication and where we are headed, it’s probably going through the most profound change in the world. So what we’re looking to attract and develop are people who have a ‘can do’ entreprenurial attitude…and regardless of whether they’re been with us for 3 days, 3 months, or 30 years, can contribute profoundly through innovative ideas.”

In This Episode:

Guest: Meredith Lubitz, Vice President of Talent Management

Company website: http://new.dowjones.com  

Careers page: http://dowjones.jobs

Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal

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