Dow Jones Research Editor in PRINCETON, New Jersey
Synonymous with accuracy, integrity and trust, Dow Jones & Company is one of the most respected brands in providing news and business information world-wide.
The role of the Due Diligence Research Editor is to research and write high-quality reports on companies and/or individuals using a combination of publically-available and proprietary sources. The editor is also required to provide training/mentoring and leadership to other Research Editors in the wider Data Strategy research team when necessary, and ensure that targets and deadlines are met.
The editor will work closely with the Due Diligence Quality Analysts and Due Diligence Manager, who are responsible for delivering the Due Diligence reports and ensuring the quality of output by the research team in Barcelona, London, Princeton, Shanghai and Singapore. In addition to producing DD reports, the team is responsible for the complete work cycle of the Due Diligence reports, from assigning all incoming requests to dealing directly with client queries.
The Research Editor works closely with the other members of the Due Diligence team and their fellow researchers to ensure that the reports and daily updates meet client requirements in terms of content quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness by establishing and monitoring standards. They will also contribute to the tools, data, audits and guidelines that will support each member of the team to produce the highest quality data possible.
The editor may also be called on to assist other teams in Data Strategy with special projects from time to time, according to their individual skills and knowledge.
Research and write Due Diligence reports to exact specifications, using a range of relevant electronic published sources, including company and government websites and sources carried on Dow Jones’s own products
Provide training and mentoring to researchers worldwide on writing and producing high quality Due Diligence Reports
Lead and organise teams of researchers to produce large and complex reports
Provide clear information and guidance to members of the wider Risk & Compliance research team on issues related to Due Diligence reports
Maintain close communication with the rest of the Due Diligence team and ensure that colleagues are kept informed of the current situation
Respond to queries from management, sales and clients quickly, clearly and courteously
Contribute to ensuring coverage definitions, procedures and standards relating to Due Diligence reports are up to date
Contribute to guidelines, data collection and tools to improve the quality and efficiency of the Due Diligence team
Contribute to the definition of key quality metrics
Contribute to establishing and maintaining comprehensive programme for monitoring and publishing reports on the quality, timeliness and completeness of content
Contribute to regular updates and reports on the progress made against specific quality targets to the Managing Editor, Desk Editors, Research Editors and DD Business Champion
Provide as appropriate updates and reports that may be used for internal and external communication
Previous experience in the field of Due Diligence or equivalent research experience
Fluency in English. A second language is desirable (Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, French, Spanish, Chinese or any other language)
0-2 years in experience related to Due Diligence
Knowledge and understanding of public records (such as court records etc.) in the US and other countries desirable
Excellent writing skills, including the ability to summarize complex information clearly and precisely from another language into English
Ability to identify wholly with Dow Jones’s service obligations to its clients
Strong research skills, including online search tools. Tenacity and ingenuity in the pursuit of sources and information. Library skills a plus
Strong editing and proofreading skills. Prior experience in research or editorial role an advantage
Ability to handle large volumes of information and meet tight deadlines
Excellent organisation and communication skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word, and good keyboard skills
Ability to work as part of a multicultural team, to build and maintain good working relationships
Ability to accept feedback as a learning opportunity
Ability to adapt readily to changing customer requirements, positive outlook on change, self-motivated and flexible
Ability to prioritise and excellent time-management skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Team player with a high level of initiative and a proactive approach to work, willingness to take ownership of tasks and issues and follow up to ensure that they are successfully brought to completion
Understanding of when to request assistance or escalate issues to a manager
Meticulous attention to detail
Bachelors degree or higher
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets
Job Locations USA-NJ-PRINCETON
Requisition ID 2017-30069
Job Function Data/Content
Business Area DATA STRATEGY
Job Area1 Research & Data Science