Joann S. Lublin

Biography

Joann S. Lublin is management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. She works with reporters in the U.S. and abroad to conceptualize and organize coverage of management and workplace issues. She covers issues such as corporate governance, executive compensation, recruiting and succession and writes stories on these topics, mainly for the Journal’s front page and Business and Finance section. She assumed her duties in December 2002.

Ms. Lublin is the author of a 2016 book entitled "Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.'' It describes leadership lessons from 52 high-level female corporate executives, based on career obstacles they overcame. Nearly two-thirds of the women interviewed are experienced public company CEOs.

Ms. Lublin long served as contributing editor of the Journal's annual special section on executive pay and still helps coordinate coverage of its yearly CEO pay survey. She previously was responsible for career coverage and oversaw weekly Career Journal pages.

In July 1971, Ms. Lublin joined the Journal as a reporter in San Francisco and transferred to Chicago in September 1973. She moved to Washington in April 1979, where she covered labor issues, housing and urban affairs and other beats. Named news editor of the Journal's London bureau in January 1987, she became its deputy bureau chief in 1988.

She transferred to New York in August 1990 as a senior special writer covering management. In August 1992, she became deputy management editor. In July 1993, she created the Journal’s “Managing Your Career” column. Between August 1992 and November 1995, she also helped edit enterprise articles and oversaw small-business coverage.

In September 1998, Ms. Lublin helped initiate the Journal's Your Career Matters page, later renamed Career Journal. She resumed writing the “Managing Your Career” column in April 2000 and became career news editor in July 2000. Her current advice column, called “Your Executive Career,” launched in August 2010 and appears regularly.

In 2003, Ms. Lublin was a member of a Journal team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series of stories that exposed corporate scandals, bringing them to life in compelling narratives.

In 2002, she received a Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award in the general business category for her front-page story, “Uneasy Money – What’s Wrong? Deadbeat CEOs Plague Firms As Economy and Markets Roil.” That same year, she received the PRO Award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment in recognition of her distinguished journalism career and consistent and significant contribution to the understanding of human-resources issues through her reporting on management issues.

In 1979, she received a distinguished contribution award in the American Psychological Foundation's National Media Awards Program. The San Francisco Press Club and the National Society for Medical Research have also honored her journalistic work.

Ms. Lublin frequently appears on TV and at conferences to discuss leadership, executive pay and corporate governance.

Her freelance articles have appeared in The Atlantic,  Columbia Journalism Review, Ms., Juris Doctor, Family Health, Seventeen and California Living magazines. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Lublin earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with honors from Northwestern University. She received a master's degree in communications from Stanford University.​