Dow Jones, Deputy Breaking News Editor (Barcelona)

Dow Jones
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11 Oct 2021

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Job Description:

The Barcelona bureau of Dow Jones Newswires seeks an experienced financial journalist as a lead reporter covering a key sector of European equities and supporting the Barcelona Editor in charge of the newsroom.

This is a hybrid role with a focus on reporting and writing, with some administrative and scheduling responsibilities.

The person in the role will help set priorities and assign stories to other team members on the desk responsible for European corporate coverage across subjects such as earnings, management changes, strategy announcements and other news disclosed via press releases, regulatory filings or both. The team also reports on stocks and other breaking news related to business, finance and economics across Europe.

Candidates for this position must have excellent news judgement, solid writing abilities and market knowledge. They must appreciate the need for speedy news delivery. Experience covering corporate news, including the ability to quickly decipher earnings statements and balance sheets, is critical. Previous reporting or editing experience in a breaking news environment is essential.

Experience leading a team would be a plus, as would managing and organizing workflow.


-Responsible for thorough and timely coverage of a major European corporate sector for a professional audience

-Help set daily news priorities

-Ensure the right measure of coverage, e.g. with headlines, market comments, stories, updates, previews, etc.

-Help to plan news coverage, staff scheduling, training new staff

-Coordinate with colleagues in and outside the Barcelona bureau, including the editing desk and local-language partners

-Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics

Key attributes

-Excellent news judgement

-Knowledge of the European corporate landscape

-Solid writing and editing skills

-Good organizational abilities

-Ability to effectively interact with other bureaus

-Understanding of Newswires' mission

-An efficient and quality-focused work ethic and a sense of urgency on breaking news

-Fluent in at least one European language

-Team spirit

Dow Jones offers an opportunity to work for one of the world's leading financial and business news companies. We invite interested candidates to submit a cover letter and detailed resume, current and expected salary.

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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 27016


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