Joann S. Lublin long served as the career columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Her “Your Executive Career” column appeared between 2010 and 2020. She remains a regular contributor to the Journal.
She was the Journal’s management news editor between December 2002 and April 2018. She worked with reporters in the U.S. and abroad to conceptualize and organize coverage of management and workplace issues. She covered issues such as corporate governance, executive compensation, management recruiting and succession. Ms. Lublin also was the contributing editor of the Journal’s annual special section on executive pay for many years.
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 1979, where her beats included labor issues, housing and urban affairs. Named news editor of its London bureau in 1987, she became 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. She created the Journal’s first career column, called “Managing Your Career,” in July 1993. 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 subsequent advice column launched in August 2010.
In 2003, Ms. Lublin was a member of a Journal team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for stories that exposed corporate scandals, bringing them to life in compelling narratives. Her first book, “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World,’’ was published in 2016. In 2018, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Loeb Awards, the highest honor in business journalism.
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.