In an internal memo on Tuesday, Wall Street Journal editor Matt Murray and editor of newsroom strategy Louise Story announced a massive addition to the outlet’s newsroom: more than 36 new hires, including developers, designers, product managers, data specialists and journalists.
Posted at Talking Biz News, Murray and Story wrote in the memo: “We are in need of several entrepreneurial leaders excited to forge ahead with change. And, importantly, for all of the positions, we’re seeking applicants with a journalistic sensibility and background, applicants who recognize and celebrate our already strong journalism and will be able to help us do more of it ..."
Per the memo, new reporters will sit with “team members of many different skill sets.”
The new hires will work across five areas that include:
The memo continued: “All of these changes are central to our strategy: We will continue to be a must-read in our traditional coverage areas, while branching into new areas and reaching new audiences.”