For Wall Street Journal reporters, being sexy is a job requirement. So said a Monday memo from deputy editor in chief Matt Murray and head of video operations Chris Cramer, which reinforced that those who work for WSJ should obviously be in-the-know on international business, economics and current events. However, even more pressing, they must also look damn good while knowing them.
Part of the memo read, “We want to remind those appearing on camera that you should take into consideration your appearance both in terms of journalistic content and on-air presentation.”
They even encouraged employees to visit the resident makeup artist before appearing on screen. ”You want the spotlight focused on your stellar journalism – not shining off your forehead.”
Ouch. Check out the full WSJ memo here.