Joann Lublin is management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. She works with reporters in the Journal’s domestic and foreign bureaus, conceptualizing and organizing coverage of management and workplace issues. She has written extensively about such issues as corporate governance, executive compensation, recruiting and succession and continues to write her own management stories, predominantly for the Journal’s page one and the front page of the Marketplace section.
Ms. Lublin also helps to write and is contributing editor of the Journal's annual special section on executive pay. She previously oversaw the Career Journal pages appearing every Tuesday and was responsible for coverage of career issues.
In July 1971, Ms. Lublin joined the Journal as a reporter in San Francisco and transferred to Chicago in September 1973. She moved to the Washington bureau in April 1979 where she covered labor issues, housing and urban affairs and other beats. After moving to the Journal's London bureau as news editor in January 1987, she became deputy bureau chief in 1988. She transferred to the New York bureau in August 1990 as a senior special writer covering management. In August 1992, she was named deputy management editor and helped direct the Journal’s management coverage. In July 1993, she launched the Journal’s column “Managing Your Career.” From August 1992 through 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. She assumed her current responsibilities in December 2002.
In 2003, Ms. Lublin was a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series of stories that exposed corporate scandals, elucidated them and brought them to life in compelling narratives. She was a member of another Journal team that in 2003 shared a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for their "What's Wrong" series. In 2002, she was honored with 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.” Earlier that year she had received the PRO Award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment in recognition of her distinguished career as a career journalist and her consistent and significant contribution to the understanding of human-resources issues through her reporting on management issues.
The San Francisco Press Club and the National Society for Medical Research have also honored her. In 1979, she received a distinguished contribution award in the American Psychological Foundation's National Media Awards Program.
Ms. Lublin frequently appears at conferences about corporate governance and executive pay. In June 2005, she was a keynote speaker at the Fiduciary College hosted by Stanford University Law School. She also keynoted an October 2004 symposium at the University of Colorado on business ethics. She has written free-lance articles for the Columbia Journalism Review, Ms. magazine, Juris Doctor, Family Health, Seventeen and California Living. 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 in Evanston, Ill. She received a master's degree in communications from Stanford University.
Ms. Lublin and her husband, Michael Pollock, a special writer at Dow Jones Newswires, have a grown son, Daniel, and a grown daughter, Abra.