The Private Markets group of Dow Jones provides essential, targeted information for specialized markets. We serve financial, corporate, and emerging industry professionals with data, news, analysis and events that help them make informed investment and business decisions.
Dow Jones is currently hiring for a Research Assistant to join our Data Strategy team located in San Francisco. We are looking for intelligent, positive, and responsible team players with high initiative, strong communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail to join our Research department. Research Assistants should be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, exhibit an inquisitive nature and be resourceful, eager, and able to learn quickly.
The Research Assistant will:
*Effectively and professionally contact/interview company and investment firm senior executives to verify and update a company's confidential financing data and other proprietary information.
*Update a proprietary research databases using various sources, including Internet research, business journals, SEC filings, and/or other online and print publications.
*Participate in the quarterly venture capital survey process for VentureSource and Private Equity Analyst products, while effectively managing the collection and analysis of such surveys.
*Utilize Web crawlers and social media to gather up-to-the-minute information.
*Learn venture capital and private equity lifecycle; and mechanisms of the private capital markets.
*Will spend a large part of the day inputting data into a research tool.
*Work independently on assigned research tasks to ensure timely completion.
*Master primary and secondary research methodology as defined by Research handbook.
*Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication ability/skill (in order to build rapport with industry contacts).
*Work under tight publishing deadlines in a goal oriented environment.
*Be a team player and flexible to contribute on other projects as needed.
*Four-year college degree required.
*Must be comfortable speaking effectively and professionally with CEOs, CFOs, and senior executives at entrepreneurial companies, venture capital firms, and private equity firms to produce detailed oriented work under tight deadlines.
*Experience in a PC/Windows environment primarily using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint helpful, and experience with Internet research preferred.
*Knowledge of the private equity and venture capital industry and Internet research are a plus.
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