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Dow Jones Executive Director, Strategy, C-Suite in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:


Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events.

Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally. Our leading publications and products include the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).


The WSJ Communities team is looking to hire an Executive Director, Strategy for our C-Suite membership communities. The Community Team is responsible for engaging and retaining the world’s most influential business leaders as members. They create a community for members to share timely insights, experiences, analysis, and peer connections, enabling them to make critical decisions that improve their careers and the businesses they serve. The Executive Director, Strategy works as part of a team to develop and grow a vibrant community of members within the vertical, facilitating maximum engagement in our network benefits to provide value.

The Executive Director, Strategy is responsible for creating the blueprint for accelerated growth and the tactical plans to execute on them. They will turn the strategic vision into an operational roadmap, partnering with key internal stakeholders across the business to bring the strategy to life.

Reporting to the EVP and General Manager, they will identify new areas for growth in the business, establish key milestones and timelines, and measure success and KPIs. Strategic deliverables will include growth planning, value proposition, positioning, research and competitive analysis.

Key to success is deep understanding of client and member needs in order to build out a value proposition that resonates. Focusing on both near-term and long range strategic plans that drive member retention, engagement, and expansion, they will be guided by research, data, and member feedback. The successful candidate is adept at presenting research and data analysis.

The Executive Director will work closely with the Community Director and Community Managers on the team to align the day-to-day tactical operations with the overall strategy, as well as key leaders in marketing, sales and the newsroom.


  • Build a strategic blueprint for accelerated growth

  • Set KPIs and deliver progress updates to leadership and stakeholders

  • Maintain competitive research, monitor trends, and analyze opportunities in the market

  • Have a keen understanding of the unique expertise and needs of the membership community

  • Work with Community Managers to garner members’ thoughts on how to best improve and personalize their experience, both at the individual level and at events.

  • Attend membership events (in-person and online)


  • Minimum 15 years of strategy experience ideally creating growth and engagement plans for C-Suite Executive memberships and other high-level stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated track record of meeting business goals in a results-driven environment

  • Ability to work closely with executive teams and understand what is relevant and valuable to C-Suite members

  • Adept at research and data analysis

  • Strong leaderships skills

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Exemplary verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Effective working in a team and matrixed structure, getting buy-in where needed.

  • Ability to attend a schedule of in-person events throughout the year. Some travel may be required.


  • Masters degree or MBA preferred

  • Prior newsroom reporting/editing is a plus.

  • Experience working with members of a professional leadership council.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.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: Dow Jones - Leadership, Luxury & Events

Job Category: Marketing & Product Management

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $100,000 - $250,000

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..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 41543