Dow Jones

Quality Analyst, VentureSource Data

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Research & Data Science

Job Description


The Quality Analyst, VentureSource Data role is part of Strategic Services’ Quality team. The Strategic Services team provides key strategic functions across Data Strategy, including Quality, Business Management, Content Strategy, Metadata Management and Solutions. The Strategic Services group houses all non-research capabilities within Data Strategy.

The Quality group is comprised of all post production quality teams drawn from all different areas unified to ensure best practices are established and maintained. They will be focused on:
- Post-product quality management
- Oversight & governance of quality standards
- Coordination of quality monitoring
- Feedback & remedial action
- Quality process & guidelines



  • Create and deliver high-quality custom reports, analysis, insight, perspective, and visualizations to clients, partners, and internal users by using advanced database querying and data analysis techniques
  • Execute on comprehensive Quality Assurance and reporting function in support of the DJ Risk and Compliance and DJ VentureSource product line
  • Build SQL queries to track quality issues
  • Use data integrity tools to identify erroneous data points.  Troubleshoot and resolve quality issues with sourced, processed and/or consolidated data, irrespective of cause
  • Assist in the development and refinement of research methodologies, quality assurance and all other processes
  • Provide timely and complete resolution of ad-hoc internal and external data queries
  • Perform UAT (user acceptance testing) of new or enhanced system functionality
  • Play a lead role in interacting directly with clients to evaluate their needs and deliver upon them  in addition to driving meetings when necessary
  • Support training of future members of staff
  • Other special projects as required


Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience of working with VentureSource (venture capital) data is essential
  • Advanced SQL, Advanced Microsoft Access, Advanced Microsoft Excel (macros and VBA a plus, but not required)
  • Experience with JavaScript, Java, C# and a scripting language. Familiarity with Sharepoint a plus
  • Must be able to clearly relay assignments and provide detailed feedback to project team members
  • Detail-orientation, thoroughness, reliability, and ability to prioritize required
  • Intelligence and independent decision-making is a must
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar capacity where analytical thinking, abstract reasoning, and creative problem-solving were critical to successful completion of analysis projects
  • Financial Private Market or Risk & Compliance background preferred
  • Ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities
  • University degree required




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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