Dow Jones Newswires seeks reporter in Barcelona

April 17, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Dow Jones seeks a candidate to join its team of smart and versatile reporters who fuel its real-time news and analysis service for financial professionals.

Based in Barcelona, reporters monitor press releases, websites and other news sources and fire off headlines and short stories on key developments for publication in real time. They are proficient at identifying important, forward-looking detail from a fast-moving stream of information and turning it into informative, punchy headlines and short articles in English.

A major part of the role is to quickly analyze news and the signals it provides to investors. This takes the initial form of short, quick-fire analysis of market-moving corporate news, followed by slightly longer-form articles and/or analysis that include more detail, and extends to more expansive and thematic items in due course.

Accuracy, speed, excellent news judgment 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 communication skills will be hugely important. Reporters need to have the flexibility to jump quickly between subjects and tasks while keeping a calm, clear head.

Excellent written English is essential. A strong grasp of at least one other European language aside from Spanish is highly desirable.

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

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.

You will:

  • Exercise exceptional news judgment to identify news of importance to professionals, with ability to efficiently prioritize and summarize into smart briefs and subsequent analysis of what the news means for investors, extracting from a wealth of available content.
  • Recognize and respond to the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors from other groups, including Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ and other colleagues and those in other bureaus and regions.
  • Communicate precisely and with compassion.
  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics.

You have:

  • A well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • Flexibility in changing/handing off tasks.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.
  • A solid sense of teamwork.

To apply, go here.

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