Dow Jones Lists Assurance Quality Analyst in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Job Description:

The role of the Quality Analyst is to support the Manager in ensuring and promoting the quality of output by the research team responsible for the Dow Jones Risk & Compliance Sanctions and Other Official Lists (“Special Lists”) content. This content is key for two Risk & 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 role is primarily to proof and, via manual and automated processes, quality check details relating to individuals and entities listed on 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 and securities regulators. The aim is to ensure data consistency and accuracy across all Special Lists content. As such, a keen eye for detail is vital for this role.

The Lists Assurance team’s activities are focused on:

  • Adherence to robust pre-production quality processes

  • Coordination of quality monitoring

  • Logging feedback & taking remedial action where necessary

Special Lists records are key to ensuring the viability of Dow Jones’ Risk & Compliance products in a competitive market. As such, it is vital that this content is accurate, complete and processed in a timely manner. Timely pre-production proofing of sanctions updates is an important part of this process and is the Quality Analyst’s responsibility. Most of the proofing is automated using SQL Server and Excel macros so technical skills and knowledge of these tools are vital.

The Quality Analyst may also be requested to contribute to ad-hoc quality-related tasks, for example those relating to client or sales requests.

  • Actively contribute to QA functions: conduct quality checks within set deadlines and according to existing workflow steps

  • Collaborate with Special Lists editors, automation team, and post-production quality team to improve processes and data quality across all content

  • Work on technical aspect of the new automation tasks, such as creating macros, building SQL queries, and the maintenance of the existing ones

  • Work with Manager and colleagues to implement automation, expand existing scope and generate team efficiencies.

  • Contribute to the development and refinement of research methodologies, quality-assurance, and all other processes


  • Knowledge/understanding of Special Lists content in particular, as well as Risk & Compliance content and research methodologies

  • Proactive problem solving skills

  • Advanced Excel Knowledge including Macros, Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting, Formulas (arrays, lookups, logical, reference, and text functions).

  • Ability to handle large and complex data sets in various formats

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access / Java Script / Python / SQL to analyse data

  • Excellent MS Office knowledge and proficient user of web-crawlers

  • Excellent proof reading skills and eye for detail

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to tight deadlines

  • Ability to adapt readily to changing customer expectations

  • Education to degree level.

  • Fluency in English. In addition, professional-level fluency in another language is beneficial

If this position matches your experience, skills and motivations please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Please note only candidates requested for interview will be contacted


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Business Area: DATA STRATEGY

Job Category: Data/Content Group

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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