Dow Jones

Research Editor, Venture Source Data

USA-NJ-PRINCETON
Requisition ID
2017-30916
Job Function
Data/Content
Business Area
DATA STRATEGY
Job Area1
Research & Data Science

Job Description

Role

The Research Editor, VentureSource Data role is part of Data Strategy’s Content & Data Management team, which contains our VentureSource, Company & Executive, Content and Market Data teams.

The role will be based in Princeton and will report into Manager, VentureSource Data.

 

Responsibilities

  • Effectively and professionally contact/interview company CEO's, CFO's, and Managing Partners 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.
  • Learn venture capital and private equity lifecycle; and mechanisms of the private capital markets.
  • Research the fundraising process of private equity and venture capital firms; limited partner and advisor commitments to private equity and venture capital funds.
  • Research the financing status and progress of entrepreneurial companies backed by institutional investors.
  • 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.

 

Skills & Experience

  • University college degree required.
  • Must be comfortable speaking effectively and professionally.
  • Excellent proofreading and editorial skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint Access, Excel, formulas, pivots, macros a plus.
  • 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.
  • Online survey experience a plus.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written). Fluency in additional languages a plus.

 

 

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Company Overview

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

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