Trusted data sourcing and delivery is at the core of the Dow Jones brand and a vital pillar of our legacy as an information provider. Join our data strategy team and help the world’s biggest companies and influential leaders make timely decisions, identify business opportunities and manage risks. The Dow Jones data strategy team delivers highly-accurate, integrated proprietary and third party data – from millions of articles and tens of thousands of news and business sources in almost 200 countries – across customers’ feeds and APIs every day.
Dow Jones & Company is currently seeking an entry-level Research Associate to join our Venture Source Data group in the Barcelona office. We are looking for an intelligent, positive, and responsible team player with meticulous attention to detail, strong communication skills, and high initiative. This candidate should be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, enjoys the challenge of piecing together information from various sources, and utilizes outstanding critical thinking skills to constantly improve the process.
Effectively and professionally contact/interview company CEO's, CFO's, Managing Partners and investors to verify and update confidential company financing data and other proprietary information.
Will spend a large part of the day making telephone calls to companies and inputting data into a research tool.
Master our in-house handbook and style guidelines quickly, and feel comfortable applying these rules to the databases for quality and consistency.
Perform original research to input or update data in company records. Use various sources including Dow Jones databases and publications, Internet research, surveys, primary government documents such as SEC filings, and business journals.
Learn about the venture capital and private equity life cycle, along with the mechanisms of the private capital markets, the global IPO process and interpret financing details from regulatory filings.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication ability/skill in order to build rapport with industry contacts.
Update a proprietary database using various sources that may include news articles, regulatory filings, Internet research, surveys, and/or direct calls to company executives for confidential information.
Have the ability to read a newspaper or spreadsheet and rapidly spot the errors that others failed to catch. At the same time, a sense of perspective is needed to see the bigger picture.
Work independently on assigned research tasks for timely completion.
Work under tight publishing deadlines in a goal oriented environment.
Be a team player and be flexible in order to contribute to projects as needed.
Education and experience: University college degree required.
Phone Skills:Comfortable to speak effectively and professionally over the phone, previous phone experience is a plus.
Language fluency:Excellent written and spoken English is a necessity; skills in proofreading or copy editing are highly valued. Foreign language skills are also a plus, in particular Chinese, German, or other European languages.
Sharp attention to detail:We are looking for the type of person who can skim a newspaper or spreadsheet and rapidly spot the errors that others failed to catch. At the same time, a sense of perspective is needed to see the bigger picture.
Computer skills:Must have experience in a PC/Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), as well as in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Google Calendar, Meet). Experience with Internet research is also a must. Must be able to demonstrate a general comfort with computers and ability to learn quickly.
Industry knowledge:General knowledge about economics and the financial markets in general, and the venture capital industry in particular, is helpful but not necessary. A broad interest in learning more about these topics, as well as a fascination with high-tech entrepreneurial startups, is essential.
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).
Requisition ID 2018-31129
Job Function Data/Content
Business Area DATA STRATEGY
Job Area1 Research & Data Science