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Dow Jones Content Autocoding Specialist in BARCELONA, Spain

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About us

The Strategic Services team provides key strategic functions across Data Strategy, including Metadata Management, Business Management, Content Strategy, Quality and Solutions. The Strategic Services group houses all non-research capabilities within Data Strategy.

The Metadata Management team is responsible for the creation and development of Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers -- our proprietary taxonomy of more than 3,000 industry, news subject and region tags -- and the application of DJID tags to articles in 28 languages to high quality standards of precision and recall.


The Autocoding Specialist reports to the Manager, Autocoding, based in Barcelona. The individual will be part of Strategic Services’ Metadata Management team.

The Autocoding Specialist is responsible for the accurate application of Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers to publications through the expert management of Dow Jones Factiva’s auto-categorization systems.


  • Research, produce and maintain expert search statements for rules-based coding application, ensuring tags applied accurate reflect the concepts covered in the articles.

  • Develop and maintain document training sets for linguistics-based categorization tool.

  • Test software releases as categorization tools are improved.

  • Perform coding quality monitoring of publications, scoring documents for precision and recall and refining categorization rules to ensure the highest levels of precision and recall.

  • Undertake research and analysis to improve the overall enrichment of Factiva content.

  • Troubleshoot auto-coding problems.

  • Answer customer coding questions escalated by Customer Service and/or Sales.

  • Perform special ad-hoc projects as needed to support the needs of the business.

  • Update Calendar indicators in Titan if required.

Skills & Experience

  • Library science, research or journalism background.

  • Experience with taxonomies and classification systems a plus.

  • Extremely detailed oriented

  • Internet savvy.

  • Excellent research and analytical skills.

  • Understanding of Boolean search logic a plus.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Advanced skills in logical reasoning.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Understanding of Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers

  • Experience with auto-categorization products helpful.

  • Native or Proficiency level in English language

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Business Area: PIB - DATA STRATEGY

Job Category: Data/Content Group

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).

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Req ID: 17082