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Dow Jones Technical Analyst in BARCELONA, Spain

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Job Description:

The Strategic Services team provides key strategic functions across Data Strategy, including Business Management, Content Strategy, Metadata Management, Quality and Solutions. The Strategic Services group houses all non-research capabilities within Data Strategy. The Automation & Reporting team builds tactical technology tools, reports and data flows in rapid fashion using advanced spreadsheet capabilities, SQL, Python scripts, Chrome plugins and more. The team’s role is to support dozens of teams working with millions of articles a day on time-critical research and analysis tasks being executed on a large variety of IT systems.

The team does this by crunching numbers, processing text, and bridging the gap between the research teams and the dozens of IT systems they interact with daily.


The Technical Analyst reports to the Manager, Automation & Reporting Team and is part of Strategic Services’ Solutions team.

We are looking for somebody with necessary technical skills to contribute to the success of the Automation & Reporting by being able to design, build and implement solutions using best practices and provide optimal efficacy. Additionally, we want somebody with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels across the business in order to see projects through to completion and adoption by all parties.


  • Lead technical discussions and drive effective technical decisions covering their area of responsibility

  • Understand the process of developing and implementing reporting and data solutions

  • Review workflows with an eye to improving process quality and providing system automation recommendations and strategies to manage solutions and data efficiently

  • Partner effectively with stakeholders to manage scope and deliverables

  • Excellent verbal & written skills to interact with peers, business partners & internal customers

  • Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements based on team availability and skill sets

  • Create custom workflows in Google environment

  • Continuous learning about new technologies

Essential Skills

  • Advanced Excel Knowledge including Macros, Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting, Formulas (arrays, lookups, logical, reference, and text functions).

  • Familiarity with server-side technology powering the enterprise (PHP/Ruby/Python/.NET + respective languages) SQL Back-End Programming

  • Advanced Microsoft Access

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (macros, modules, VBA)

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to clearly relay assignments and provide detailed feedback to project team members

  • Ability to take ownership of and work independently to manage projects through to completion

  • Detail-orientation, thoroughness, reliability, and ability to prioritize required.

  • Supports and embraces change, challenges status quo

  • Analytical thinking, abstract reasoning, creative problem-solving, independent decision-making are a must

  • Passionate about data, analytics, and automation

If this position matches your experience, skills and motivations please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role.

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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: 17781