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We break stories, influence ideas, and advance business intelligence and cultural interest. We expose the events that turn markets, the digital breakthroughs that transform art, the demand that drives invention, as well as the political and societal passing moments and lasting consequences. We are the people of Dow Jones. From different fields, backgrounds and viewpoints we invite you to join us.

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Dow Jones Program Coordinator in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Job title: Custom Program Coordinator

Who reports into: Director of Custom Programming

Where is it located: New York

Company overview

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 130 years now 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 and Dow Jones Newswires. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Role overview:

We are on a mission to define, develop, and deliver incredible custom event programs that delight our audiences and enable our Dow Jones brands and those of our clients to be smarter. We are storytelling experts–Dow Jones’ most unique competency. We develop original and creative ideas to help meet the clients’ ambitions and we execute successful activations–from a thought leadership moment at a news event to a standalone, bespoke program showcasing the client’s expertise.

The custom program coordinator will work closely with the Custom Events From WSJ team to support production, logistics and speaker relations for in-person, virtual and hybrid events. The successful candidate will help wrangle production elements, manage calendar invites and website updates and act as the speaker and client liaison pre-event and during events. The custom program coordinator will also manage and update the custom program team’s assets. The successful candidate is a tenacious, creative problem solver who is meticulous, organized and quick to adapt to changing needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work together with the rest of the custom program team to make sure the associated assets for custom programs are accurate, consistent and captured across materials and on the website.

  • Coordinate calendar invites and schedule meetings for upcoming program-related calls, including pre-interviews and tech checks.

  • Collect and edit photos and bios for speakers and executive participants.

  • Assist in speaker research.

  • Help manage all speaker and client relations for the events before the event, onsite during the event and post-event.

  • Work closely with, and help keep all internal stakeholders (sales, marketing, production) updated on all information that is relevant about custom programs in a timely manner.


  • The ideal candidate will have more than one year of conference or event programming, live event or television production experience.

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to respond to deadlines with urgency and accuracy and effectively manage details involving simultaneous events.

  • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidence in working with key stakeholders, clients and speakers, including as an in-person liaison for live events.

  • Must possess initiative, self-motivation and the flexibility that is required in working on live events.

  • Must have the ability to take ownership of problems and coordinate appropriate internal resources to help solve them effectively and efficiently.

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • The successful candidate must be well-versed in Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Workday, Zoom, Asana, Trello, Slack and other administrative workflow tools.

  • This role is in New York and reporting to the NY headquarters.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: MEDIA SALES

Job Category: Marketing & Product Management

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 38999