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Dow Jones Senior Director, Finance, WSJ Newsroom in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Senior Director, Finance, WSJ Newsroom, to oversee all operating and capital expenses for the newsroom, and to advise the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor on all financial matters regarding hiring, new initiatives and the proper stewardship of our funds.

You’ll be an integral part of the Managing Editor’s office and work with senior newsroom editors and leaders around the globe to help shape the future Journal. You will be responsible for the budgeting, forecasting and analysis of the newsroom budget in close partnership with our colleagues on the finance team of Dow Jones & Co., our parent company, and you will provide leadership and counsel on the newsroom’s strategy and investment asks. You will also work closely with our commercial colleagues on the financial components of initiatives that affect the newsroom. In addition, you will be responsible for headcount and compensation tracking and planning, and you will manage a team of three that oversees the non-compensation part of the operating budget, including vendor and freelance contracts, onboarding and payments.

The Wall Street Journal is the most trusted news organization in America. All of our employees, including the Senior Director, Finance, value the journalism that we create and are firmly rooted in the highest ethical standards.

This position reports to the Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and is part of that office’s senior leadership team, along with the Assistant Managing Editors for Talent and Operations. While you may be asked to start remotely, the job will eventually be based in our New York office.

You Will:

  • Manage the budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis for The Wall Street Journal newsroom in close partnership with the Dow Jones corporate finance team

  • Provide monthly results to senior Journal news management

  • Provide leadership and counsel on the newsroom’s strategy and investment asks

  • Oversee monthly reporting that is provided at the cost-center owner level

  • Partner with Dow Jones Finance, People, Marketing and Legal departments on the newsroom’s behalf on finance and operational matters

  • Provide solutions based on data from financial and trend analysis

  • Manage the compensation-planning process for the global newsroom (merit, union, pay equity, market and promotion adjustments)

  • Work with the Dow Jones People team to manage the timing and financial impact of contingent workers

  • Manage a team of three, overseeing performance management and their professional development

You Have:

  • Experience communicating and providing financial guidance to senior management

  • Excellent proficiency with standard financial tools needed to produce analyses for optimizing news resources and assisting with our decision-making

  • A mastery of presentation, spreadsheet, database and financial applications

  • SAP financial system experience strongly preferred

  • Experience in international business and dealing with foreign exchange

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • The ability to excel in both independent and collaborative work environments

  • Planning and organizational skills including effective time management

  • The ability to see challenges early and be solutions oriented

  • The ability to define problems, collect data and draw valid conclusions

  • Exceptional analytical skills

  • The ability to handle a range of tasks at the same time, and to be able to thrive under pressure

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting. Master’s degree is a plus.

  • 8+ years of experience in an FP&A role; leadership experience required

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Finance Group

About Us

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: 24632