Dow Jones

Research Editor, Japanese Lists

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Job Description

We are looking for talented professionals to fill the following vacancy in our Singapore office:


Research Editor, Japanese Lists


The Dow Jones Risk and Compliance business provides a comprehensive response to financial regulations by offering global, accurate, up-to-date information on people and entities – enabling customers to meet regulatory guidelines, perform enhanced due diligence, control money laundering and illicit payments, and manage risk across their business.


The role of the RESEARCH EDITOR - JAPANESE LISTS is to support the manager, Sanctions and Other Official Lists, in implementing and maintaining the Japanese content in the Special Lists program for Dow Jones Risk & Compliance Watchlist and Dow Jones Risk & Compliance Sanction Alert. Dow Jones Watchlist is a global reference almanac of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and sanctioned entities/individuals, their relatives and close associates. DJ Sanction Alert is a sanctions-specific product created specifically for the purpose of helping banks with their sanctions screening.


The Research Editor researches, records and updates details relating to individuals and entities listed on official lists (“Special Lists”) issued by government bodies and regulators around the world particularly in Japan, for example, financial regulators, law enforcement agencies and Japanese Prefectures. The Research Editor will contribute to the daily monitoring of sources and the processing of updates in order to ensure that they are available in a timely manner.


The Research Editor also converts sanctions listings (names of persons and entities) from Latin script into Japanese scripts. In addition, the Research Editor will process the addition of new lists and therefore must be proficiency at analyzing and processing large volumes of data.


Other responsibilities include verifying the accuracy of the material he/she adds to the database and for performing regular checks on Special Lists records. The Research Editor will also support the manager in identifying and dealing with quality issues and responding to client/sales queries. A keen eye for detail is therefore vital.


The Research Editor may also be required to conduct Due Diligence research and write reports on ad hoc basis. This involves systematic and exhaustive searches on Dow Jones Factiva products and publicly-available sources and writing reports in English according to proscribed guidelines.


Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required 

  • Educated to degree level and fluency in English and Japanese is essential
  • Research skills; web searching
  • Excellent keyboard skills and Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Ability to handle large volumes of information
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent proof reading skills and eye for detail
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Understanding of the workings of sanctions/regulatory lists will be a significant advantage

If you are passionate about research, analysis and most importantly, information, this position is for you! To apply, please your CV with current and expected salary, and a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role via:


(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)



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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