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Andrew Garcia Phillips

Senior graphics editor leaving WSJ

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Andrew Garcia Phillips, the senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal for the last four-plus years, announced Tuesday that he is leaving the business newspaper.

In an email to his colleagues, Phillips wrote:

Today is my last day at the Journal, as I leave to set my own course forward. I had a terrific five-year run here, and I’m very grateful to the terrific people I learned from along the way.

Phillips also worked as a project graphics editor at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. for six years and as a graphics coordinator for the metro desk at the New York Times for more than three years.

He’s a journalism graduate from Syracuse University and also owns and operates Chartball.com.

In an email to Talking Biz News, Phillips wrote, “I’m leaving the Journal to devote my full time to Chartball.com, a sports data visualization studio that I’ve been running for the last 4 years or so. I’ll be working on Chartball projects and doing data visualization freelance and consulting work.”

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WSJ seeks reporter to cover frontier markets

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The Wall Street Journal seeks an enthusiastic reporter for the frontier markets news desk.

This reporter would play an important role in developing the Journal’s groundbreaking coverage of frontier markets and will contribute both to the real-time, online news feed and to the newspaper. This reporter will also monitor developments in a wide range of countries and produce original stories that will ensure the Journal is the most comprehensive and valuable source of news for frontier markets investors.

A key element of this role will be gathering news content from around the Dow Jones network and reworking those stories as necessary to provide more focused content for frontier market investors. The successful applicant will have demonstrated reporting and writing experience and expertise as well as some knowledge of frontier and emerging markets.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.

Kelly Greene

Reporter Greene leaving WSJ

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Kelly Greene, who has covered retirement for The Wall Street Journal since 2000, is leaving the business newspaper at the end of the week.

In a post on her Facebook page, Greene wrote:

Today marks the start of my last week at The Wall Street Journal, and 20-odd years as a newspaper reporter. From flying a biplane across N.C.’s foothills to reporting from a midtown Manhattan blood drive on Sept. 11, 2001, and interviewing amazing older Americans from all walks of life, it’s been quite a ride. Thank you for reading, and BUYING, newspapers. Without them, our country could lose its heart and soul.

Greene previously worked for the Triad Business Journal, Charlotte Business Journal and Atlanta Business Chronicle. She was also Atlanta bureau chief of American Banker.

Greene has been at The Journal since November 1996 and is the co-author of “The Wall Street Journal Complete Retirement Guidebook.”

Greene is a Wake Forest graduate. She declined to say what she was doing post-Journal on her Facebook page and in an email to Talking Biz News.

Alistair Barr

WSJ hires Barr from USA Today to cover Google

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Wall Street Journal technology editor Jonathan Krim sent out the following staff announcement on Monday afternoon:

As all of us know, Google is a rather large establishment. In recent months, it has gotten even bigger, with broader ambitions and forays into areas well beyond its core business. The sheer scope and size of this company is such that no individual reporter can be expected to be on top of it all. And so we are adding a second reporter to the beat, to work side by side with Rolfe Winkler on this critical mission.

I’m delighted to announce that Alistair Barr, a seasoned tech reporter with a penchant for scoops, will be joining us next month. Alistair currently is senior tech reporter for USA Today, and before that covered e-commerce at Reuters. Originally from Great Britain, Alistair began his reporting on the finance side, working for Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg in London and then Marketwatch for several years before joining Reuters.

In his spare time, Alistair likes to grow vegetables and ski, presumably not at the same time.

We look forward to the formidable WinklerBarr partnership doing great things on this amazing beat.

Barr had joined USA Today in August.

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WSJ seeks multimedia editor

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The Wall Street Journal seeks a multimedia producer with exceptional shooting, editing, scripting and producing skills to help drive technology and tech-review coverage.

The job requires a strong video journalist who can produce enterprise and feature packages independently as well as in conjunction with WSJ journalists. The job also requires a strong leader and teacher who can coach reporter-shooters through the video process – developing shot lists and advising on shooting, writing or rewriting scripts, and then editing engaging packages using mostly reporter-shot material.

Must be proficient with Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut X. Experience shooting with a DSLR camera, using After Effects and Illustrator a strong plus as is a keen and demonstrable interest in the consumer tech sector.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.

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How the Wall Street Journal beats competitors on social media

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Christopher Ratcliff of Econsultancy writes about The Wall Street Journal‘s strategy of engaging with its readers using Twitter and Facebook, resulting in more followers than rivals Bloomberg News and the Financial Times.

Ratcliff writes, “WSJ was the first to break the story of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death on 2 February and during the course of the evening the WSJ website experienced major technical difficulties.

“Heron and other reporters claim to have answered as many of the thousands of users’ questions as they possibly could within a fairly small window of time, and did so from their personal Twitter accounts.

“Although I would criticise the fact that WSJ doesn’t seem to engage with its Twitter followers and Facebook commenters as the above above quote suggests. There’s very little engagement to be found scrolling through the last two weeks of output.

“It seems WSJ has nailed how to broadcast effectively on social media, but isn’t quite practicing what it preaches yet on the ‘human touch’.”

Read more here.

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News Corp. CEO: DJX to get flexible pricing

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Dow Jones & Co. will adjust the pricing of its DJX subscription product to make it “more flexible and thus more compelling to clients,” News Corp. chief executive Robert Thomson said Thursday.

Joe Pompeo of Capital New York writes, “On a Thursday afternoon conference call with Wall Street analysts, Thomson said the decision to change course on DJX followed an ‘intensive assessment of the state of the business’ and he emphasized that the institutional business is ‘very much core’ to the company’s overall strategy.

“‘To be frank, the execution was not quite right, and the trajectory was not quite right,’ said Thomson. ‘Will Lewis has been an efficacious presence. He’s making quite a difference in terms of mood and momentum. What you’ll see is a much more flexible approach to our customers. Not a plethora of prices, but a pricing structure that makes sense to users.’

“Thomson’s comments followed the release of News Corp’s financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, during which company revenues fell 4 percent to $2.24 billion, largely due to lower advertising revenues in the News and Information Segment. Revenues for that segment were down 9 percent to around $1.61 billion.”

Read more here. Dow Jones is the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch.com.

Gabriella Stern

Stern named WSJ editor of strategic initiatives

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Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement to the staff on Thursday:

I’m delighted to announce that Gabriella Stern will assume a new role as Editor, Strategic Initiatives, tasked to help frame priorities and drive new projects designed to expand our global reach.  In her new role, Gabby will work closely with staff around the world to define, strengthen and extend our presence in English language, local-language and overseas news initiatives – for both institutional and consumer audiences. In the US and overseas she will help lead partnerships with our News Corp. siblings as well as third parties to find new ways to bring our expanding products to a broader audience.  As a Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal, Gabby will report to me.

Gabby is uniquely qualified to take on this new pivotal role in the global development of Dow Jones.  Her career in journalism began at age 11 when she edited her school’s newspaper, a mimeographed, stapled creation. After graduating from Yale with a degree in English, she joined the Omaha World-Herald, earning the distinction of being the first to report that actress Debra Winger was living with then-Gov. Bob Kerrey in the governor’s mansion in Lincoln, Neb., in 1984. Armed with a Master’s degree in political science, she joined the Journal’s Pittsburgh bureau in 1991, becoming the Detroit bureau’s deputy bureau chief three years later. After a few years in New York as a News Editor, she joined Dow Jones Newswires where she was senior editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and then senior editor for Asia-Pacific.  Upon her return to New York, she spent three years as senior editor on the new “Hub” and as managing editor of DJFX Trader. As a deputy managing editor of the Journal’s Digital Network since autumn 2012, she has worked on verticals, email newsletters, redesign, WSJ Startup of the Year, and tended to geeky matters involving analytics, search, hyperlinks, URLs and tech readiness.

Please join me in congratulating Gabby on her new role.

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WSJ names news editor mobile content

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Erin White, WSJ.com home page chief and deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement:

I’m thrilled to announce that Emily Banks will be joining our digital team as news editor for mobile content. In this job, a new role, she’ll shape and drive our mobile news content, working with all of us to craft stories, formats and approaches that flourish with mobile audiences. She’ll work with editors and reporters across the newsroom to ensure our content resonates and dominates on mobile devices as this audience becomes an ever-more-crucial one for us.

A Minnesota native, Emily joins us from Mashable, where she was managing editor. She helped lead a redesign of its website, managed day-to-day news coverage, and guided its engagement with readers; over the past year alone, Mashable has posted double-digit traffic increases. She’s wise, creative and delightful, and I know you’ll love working with her.

She’ll report to Liz Heron, who has transformed our approach to social media and is now also taking on broader responsibility for audience development on all platforms. She’ll work closely with David Ho, our pioneer in mobile innovation, and our team of mobile editors who craft and curate WSJ tablet and smart phone apps.

She’ll start February 10. In the meantime, you can find her at @emjbanks.

DJ VentureWire

VentureWire seeks copy editor

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Dow Jones & Co. seeks a copy editor for VentureWire, the industry’s leading publication, and Venture Capital Dispatch, the Wall Street Journal’s venture capital blog.

This position includes several key responsibilities, including editing stories for the VentureWire newsletter and the blog; making news judgments on top stories; writing headlines; closing the publication using our publishing platform; writing stories and blog posts about venture capital financing and industry trends; and combing wire services and other sources for potential story leads. The copy editor is a key part of our team covering the bustling world of venture capital, which yields some of the most talked-about tech trends, major deals and blockbuster IPOs in business journalism.

The ideal candidate will have a solid knowledge of the startup world, technology news, entrepreneurism and venture capital finance, as well as strong writing skills, a sharp editing eye, mature news judgment and social media savvy. Good writing skills and a sharp sense of what makes a good story will give the right candidate the chance to have his or her work reach a mass audience.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.