Who we are and what we do?
Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal has been a trusted name since 1889 for unparalleled analysis and unique reporting informing decisions that drive the world forward. The most ambitious people in the world read The Wall Street Journal who are the leaders of today and tomorrow’s rising stars. Winner of 37 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, health and more. The Membership Subscription team is responsible for growing our subscriber base of individually paying members globally, across WSJ, Barron’s, and MarketWatch. The team manages the end-to-end subscription levers across acquisition, engagement, and retention. The team is also supported by data science and analytics, and paid media teams. We also work closely with customer service, product, technology, finance, legal, and operations teams.
Core WSJ is made up of the US subscription business. The role demands a growth-led mindset responsible for growing the individually paid subscriber base and the associated revenue goals. The role carries the accountability of hitting the goals and will work closely with teams within membership but will also be responsible for working with the functional experts across product, marketing, customer insight, and the editorial team. The role is a “builder” role and therefore breadth of experience building subscription businesses and working in a matrix role are favorable.
What are my accountabilities?
Accountable for growing the volume and revenue lines of individually paying WSJ members within the US
Work closely with the functional experts who are accountable for acquisition, engagement, and retention
Partner heavily with finance, WSJ product, marketing, insight, and content strategy leads.
Recognize opportunities to grow that might require investment/business casing
Work closely with data and insight to find opportunities that will accelerate subscriber and revenue growth
Champion who the customer is and how we use customer insight to grow
What do you need from me?
10+ years of experience in a commercial role within a subscription business, experience working in media or publishing sectors is a plus
The position requires a growth led mindset
Previous experience in growing subscriptions either inside or outside of publishing is favorable
Experience working within a matrix environment
Strong influencing skills
Broad knowledge and breadth of experience in “building roles” will be favored over vertical expertise (acquisition, engagement etc)
The candidate must be data literate and be comfortable using data to make decisions
The ability to see the “big picture” turning individual tactics into programs of work, and understanding the implications of a change in one area and consequences it might have in others
To be comfortable working with a diverse set of stakeholders
To be comfortable not running a team, but heavily influencing the outcome
Ability to look ahead, understanding how customer trends might impact the business and what we should do as a result
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Business Area: WSJ MEMBERSHIP GROUP
Job Category: Marketing Group
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Req ID: 24756