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German News Writer - Barcelona
Dow Jones is building a team of smart and versatile News Writers to fuel its real-time news service for financial professionals.
Based in Barcelona, these writers will monitor press-release feeds, websites and other sources of news and fire off headlines and short stories on key developments for publication in real time. Writers will be proficient at identifying important, forward-looking detail from a fast-moving stream of information, then turning it into informative, punchy headlines and short articles in English.
Accuracy, speed, excellent news judgement and a close eye for detail are essential. Successful candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume news environment where teamwork and strong communication skills will be hugely important.
Excellent written English is essential and near-native proficiency in one or more additional European languages would be advantageous. We are looking for a German speaker.
Ideally, candidates will have some knowledge of what to look for in corporate earnings statements and press releases, and some familiarity with economic data, financial markets and regulation.
Writers also might do some text translation, media monitoring and could sometimes be asked to crunch data for analysis that might lead to stories.
Writers need to have the flexibility to jump quickly between subjects, languages and tasks while keeping a calm, clear head. They need to be adept and flexible with technology.
This is an exciting opportunity to write market-leading breaking news for Dow Jones, the global authority in business journalism and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
Requisition ID 2017-29403
Job Locations ESP-BARCELONA
Job Function News/Editorial
Business Area NEWS/WSJ
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