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Dow Jones Rankings Reporter in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to expand our range of rankings and lists, an important and growing initiative for the Journal that already provides invaluable service to a large audience through original research and data analysis.

Our annual College Ranking Report is authoritative and widely relied upon by parents and students. Others, like our airport and management rankings, are perennial engagement drivers. You will help us develop and launch new rankings and lists, support the production and growth of ongoing rankings projects across platforms and evaluate strategic partnerships, tools and methodologies around structured data.

You will use a range of methodologies to engage with topics ranging from the Oscars to airlines to housing. Existing rankings employ the likes of original polling, natural language processing, accessing proprietary data by building relationships with partners within Dow Jones and external organizations, and mining publicly available data.

We're looking for an excellent writer with strong data analysis skills; a good sense of topics that interest the Journal’s audiences, current and future; strong project management skills; and a good sense of design of user-centric tools and content. We value collaboration and creativity, and are focused on leaving our audiences smarter and smiling.

You will be part of the New Formats team, which develops novel approaches to bring our journalism to new readers and deepen our relationship with our existing audience. You will work closely with reporters and editors across the newsroom who have expertise in various rankings areas as well as the Journal’s visuals, product, design and engineering departments. You will be part of a creative group of storytellers who prioritize audience engagement in their work. It’s essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism.

You will work in our London office and report to Harry Carr, Rankings Editor.

You Will:

  • Help create excellent rankings experiences that serve audiences with actionable and customizable information.

  • Be excited to work on a wide range of subjects, applying a wide range of methods.

  • Learn and master new skills and build your knowledge base on new topics.

  • Generate ideas and, with support from the Rankings Editor, lead them from conception through to publication.

  • Build relationships and negotiate with data providers.

  • Work collaboratively with specialist teams within the WSJ and/or Dow Jones.

  • Provide impeccable quality assurance.

You Have:

  • Strong writing skills.

  • A passion for experimentation and a facility for data.

  • Creative ideas for rankings and data sources.

  • A sharp focus on accuracy and a keen eye for detail.

  • Excellent organization and project management skills.

  • Superb news judgment; a strong journalistic foundation as a reporter.

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who have skills appropriate for advanced data and visual journalism.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

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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 .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

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NYC 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: 35334