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Position Title: Research Editor (South Africa), Politically Exposed Persons
Reports to: Manager, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), Risk & Compliance, Data Strategy
The role of the Research Editor is to research, record and update details on politically influential people in countries all round the world. These details are required for the Dow Jones Watchlist database, a global reference database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).
The Research Editor is required to use a range of relevant electronic and non-electronic published sources for each country he/she is researching, including government websites, sources carried on Dow Jones own products and locally published biographical directories.
In extracting data from these sources, the Research Editor must adhere to a set of guidelines on PEP selection and the level of details required. The Research Editor is expected to deliver the most comprehensive coverage possible of specific professional groups while taking care to exclude detail outside the brief. The Research Editor is also responsible for verifying the accuracy of the material he/she and other team members are adding to the database and must follow an established set of procedures to do so.
The role of the Research Editor is also to keep the PEP Database up to date by continual scanning and extraction from known information sources and by ongoing monitoring for new sources.
Dow Jones’ Risk and Compliance business provides a comprehensive response to financial regulations by offering global, accurate, up-to-date information on people and companies -- enabling customers to meet regulatory guidelines, perform enhanced due diligence, control money laundering and illicit payments, and manage risk across their business.
The Risk and Compliance division is part of Dow Jones Data Strategy which produces leading databases, electronic media, newsletters, conferences, directories, webinars, custom publications and other information services on specialized markets and industry sectors.
Use a range of relevant electronic and non-electronic published sources for each country he/she is researching, including government websites, sources carried on Dow Jones own products and locally published biographical directories.
Extract data from the above mentioned sources, and adhere to a set of guidelines on PEP selection and the level of personal details required.
Deliver the most comprehensive coverage possible of specific professional groups while taking care to exclude detail outside the brief.
Verify the accuracy of the material he/she and other team members are adding to the database and must follow an established set of procedures to do so.
Keep the PEP Database up to date by continual scanning and extraction from known information sources and by ongoing monitoring for new sources.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
Strong knowledge of (and interest in) international affairs
Fluency in English is essential. An additional language is an advantage.
Understanding of the political landscape in South Africa
Excellent research, editorial and analytical skills
Excellent web-searching skills
Attention to detail
A fast, efficient and quality-focused work ethic
Excellent proofreading skills and the ability to handle large volumes of information
Good organizational skills. The candidate must be able to track and prioritise tasks
Education to degree level
Keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to build and maintain good working relationships
Positive outlook on change, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
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Requisition ID 2018-31128
Job Function Data/Content
Business Area DATA STRATEGY
Job Area1 Research & Data Science