Dow Jones Research Editor in Shanghai, China

Job Description:

Position Title: Research Editor (Sanctions and Other Official Lists)

Reports to: Manager (Sanctions and Other Official Lists)

Location: Shanghai

Position Summary Statement

The role of the Research Editor is to support the Manager, Sanctions and Other Official Lists, in implementing and maintaining the Special Lists program. This content is key for two Risk and Compliance products: Dow Jones Watchlist, which is a global database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and sanctioned entities/individuals, their relatives and close associates, and Dow Jones Sanction Alert, which is a sanctions-specific feed optimized for payments screening.

The Research Editor’s role is to research, record and update details relating to individuals and entities listed on sanctions and other official lists (“Special Lists”) issued by government bodies and regulators around the world, for example, the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the US, national law enforcement bodies or securities regulators.

Special Lists records are key to Dow Jones Risk and Compliance products and it is vital that updates are processed quickly, accurately, while adhering to strict internal guidelines. The Research Editor will contribute to the daily monitoring of sources and the processing of updates in order to ensure that they are available in a timely manner. This includes converting sanctions listings from Latin script into Chinese.

Special Lists content has expanded significantly over the past years and continues to do so. The Research Editor will support the Special Lists team in processing the addition of new lists and therefore must be proficient at analyzing and processing large volumes of data.

The Research Editor is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the material he/she adds to the database and for performing regular checks on Special Lists records. The Research Editor will also support the Manager, Sanctions and Other Official Lists, in identifying and dealing with quality issues and responding to client/sales queries. A keen eye for detail is therefore vital.

The Research Editor may also be required to conduct Due Diligence research and write reports on an ad hoc basis. This involves systematic and exhaustive searches on Dow Jones Factiva products and publicly-available sources and writing reports in English to defined guidelines.

Business Background

Dow Jones Risk and Compliance business provides a comprehensive response to financial regulations by offering global, accurate, up-to-date information on people and companies -- enabling customers to meet regulatory guidelines, perform enhanced due diligence, control money laundering and illicit payments, and manage risk across their business.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Strong web searching skills

  • Excellent keyboard skills and Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Ability to handle large volumes of information

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Excellent proof reading skills and eye for detail

  • Ability to identify wholly with Dow Jones’ service obligations to its clients

  • Strong knowledge of (and interest in) international affairs

  • Good planning and organization skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to accept feedback as a learning opportunity

  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships

  • Understanding of the workings of Sanctions Lists would be an advantage

  • Education to degree level

  • Fluent English and Chinese native speaker and professional-level fluency in Korean would be an advantage

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Business Area: DATA STRATEGY

About Us

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).

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