Dow Jones

Symbology Analyst

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Research & Data Science

Job Description







The Symbology Analyst will be part of the Companies Data team, which in turn is part of the Company & Executive Data team, a division of Data Strategy. The Companies Data team manages the Factiva Symbology company dataset, Pre Symbology, and looks after the third-party organisation and people data consumed by Factiva Companies & Executives, ensuring that all data is complete, current and accurate.


The Symbology Analyst will be responsible for a range of tasks related to Factiva company creation and management and the mapping of third party company data to Fcodes.  


In addition, the Symbology Analyst will assist the Executive Data team by researching and consolidating duplicate executive codes as well as confirming Footprints for executives to ensure news articles are correctly coded.




  • Ensure that Factiva Company Symbology data is accurate and up-to-date. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Identify and create new company entries

    • Provide timely and accurate maintenance of company code data in Symbology and the DMI

    • Participate in data cleanse activities

    • Confirm that mappings between FCodes and FICs and Tickers maintained

    • Research corporate events

    • Assist in the compilation and distribution of regular Symbology reports

  • Map third-party company records to Factiva codes (fcodes)

  • Participate in the clean-up and maintenance of web-crawled DJUP data

  • Make certain queries are handled correctly and in a timely fashion

  • Complete custom research projects

  • Keep clear, detailed and up-to-date records of all queries/complaints and requests. Also details of data cleanse and mapping work, where required

  • Suggest, and assist in the implementation of, improvements to company related data and procedures for storing and handling the data

  • Assist the Executive Data team by performing various functions and tasks





  • Education to degree level

  • Understanding of global financial markets

  • Excellent research & analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptive

  • Fluency in English and proficiency in other languages is an advantage.  Including but not limited to: Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, Norwegian or Finnish

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly, Excel and/or Access required

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel; ability to write and utilize basic functions and macros preferred

  • Knowledge of SQL and VBA preferred


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 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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