Dow Jones, Research Editor - Sanctions & Other Official Lists (Barcelona)

Dow Jones
05 Jul 2018
04 Jan 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The role of the Research Editor is to research, record and update details relating to individuals and entities listed on sanctions and other official lists (“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 or securities regulators.

Special Lists records are keys to ensuring the viability of Dow Jones' Risk & Compliance products on a competitive market. As such, it is vital that updates are processed quickly, accurately and while adhering to our guidelines.

The Research Editor will contribute to the daily monitoring of sources and the processing of updates in order to ensure that they are available in a timely manner.

Special Lists content has expanded significantly over the past years and continues to do so. The Research Editor will support the Special Lists team in processing the addition of new lists and therefore must be proficient at analysing and processing large volumes of data.

The Research Editor is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the material he/she adds to the database and for performing regular checks on Special Lists records. The Research Editor will also support the Manager, Sanctions and Other Official Lists, in identifying and dealing with quality issues and responding to client/sales queries. A keen eye for detail is therefore vital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Locate, record and quality check information on individuals and entities cited on Special Lists as part of the Special Lists program, in line with the Manager's requirements and the group's market-driven targets.
  • Carry out systematic and exhaustive searches on Dow Jones Factiva products and publicly available sources to gather all available information on listed individuals and entities.
  • As far as possible and following established procedures, check the accuracy of information before entering it on the database.
  • Enter information onto the database using the editorial application system.
  • Apply classification tags that enable extraction of relational groups.
  • Proof read and check own and other people's entries as part of the daily research requirement.
  • Operate tracking systems to capture Special List changes.
  • Write Due Diligence reports as and when required.

Knowledge / Skills / Experience Required:

  • Fluent English. Professional-level fluency in Russian will be a significant advantage
  • Excellent keyboard skills and Good working knowledge with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excel Macros knowledge/Python programming will be an advantage
  • Ability to handle large and complex data sets in various formats and experience of web-crawlers will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent proof reading skills and eye for detail
  • Ability to identify wholly with Dow Jones' service obligations to its clients
  • Strong knowledge of (and interest in) international affairs
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to accept feedback as a learning opportunity
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships internally and externally
  • Positive outlook on change, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
  • Understanding of the workings of Sanctions Lists will be a significant advantage
  • Education to degree level

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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).

About Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance provides third party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. Working with clients across the globe, we have created products and services to help companies evaluate third party risks quickly and with confidence.

We deliver research tools and services for on-boarding, vetting and investigation to help companies comply with anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and economic sanctions regulations in mitigating third party risk.

With a global team of expert researchers, flexible delivery options and enriched third party risk data, our suite of compliance solutions empower compliance professionals to quickly and efficiently reduce risks while conserving limited resources.

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