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Monday, April 4, 2016

Research Editor, Dow Jones & Co. (NJ)

Research Editor, Dow Jones (NJ)

Dow Jones & Company is looking for a Due Diligence Research Editor in Princeton New Jersey.

Job Description:

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 Desk Editor, 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.

Key Responsibilities:
  • 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 organize 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 program 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
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:
  • Previous experience in the field of Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence or equivalent research experience
  • Fluency in English. A second language is desirable (Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Hebrew, Turkish, French, Spanish, Chinese, Thai or other languages)
  • 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
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of and interest in international affairs
  • Specialist legal, business or financial knowledge an advantage