Jim Pensiero

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F. James Pensiero

Jim Pensiero is currently a consultant for Gannett Co. He is the former editor, talent, for The Wall Street Journal. In this role, Pensiero was responsible for the hiring, development and training of News Department staffers in the Journal’s world-wide news organization.

Prior to assuming his current assignment in June 2013, Pensiero served as editor-in-chief for DJ FX Trader – an information application that provided exclusive news, analysis and real-time opportunities to help customers better direct their market and currency trading strategies – as well as deputy managing editor for operations for The Wall Street Journal, a title he has held since 2008.

In 2006, Mr. Pensiero was named vice president of special projects for the Journal, where his duties included oversight of Journal 3.0, the redesign effort that put the Journal on a standard web-width in January 2007. Previously, Pensiero served as the Journal’s vice president of news operations, based in South Brunswick, N.J., and as assistant managing editor.

Pensiero joined the Journal in August 1984 as a copy editor in New York. He has also served as the Journal’s night news editor, assistant national news editor, news editor, national copy chief and deputy national editor. In addition, he was managing editor of the first issue of SmartMoney, the Journal’s personal finance magazine, which launched in 1992.

From 1977 to 1984, Pensiero held editorial roles with the Herald News in Passaic, N.J.; the Bulletin in Philadelphia; Time Inc. in New York; and The Associated Press in New York. Mr. Pensiero’s journalism career began in 1975 as a reporter and news editor at the Burlington County Herald in Mt. Holly, N.J.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, and raised in the Philadelphia area, Pensiero attended the University of New Mexico and received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon.

 

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