Dow Jones, News Writers (Barcelona)

Recruiter
Location
Barcelona
Salary
DoE
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Ref
2017-29403
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Dow Jones is building a team of smart and versatile News Writers to fuel its real-time news service for financial professionals.

Based in Barcelona, these writers will monitor press-release feeds, websites and other sources of news and fire off headlines and short stories on key developments for publication in real time.

Writers will be proficient at identifying important, forward-looking detail from a fast-moving stream of information, then turning it into informative, punchy headlines and short articles in English.

Accuracy, speed, excellent news judgement and a close eye for detail are essential. Successful candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume news environment where teamwork and strong communication skills will be hugely important.

Excellent written English is essential and near-native proficiency in one or more additional European languages would be advantageous. Languages we’re looking for include Dutch, French, Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

Ideally, candidates will have some knowledge of what to look for in corporate earnings statements and press releases, and some familiarity with economic data, financial markets and regulation.

Writers also might do some text translation, media monitoring and could sometimes be asked to crunch data for analysis that might lead to stories.

Writers need to have the flexibility to jump quickly between subjects, languages and tasks while keeping a calm, clear head. They need to be adept and flexible with technology.

This is an exciting opportunity to write market-leading breaking news for Dow Jones, the global authority in business journalism and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

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