Content Extraction Specialist, Dow Jones - NJ

Dow Jones
Aug 21, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
Analyst, Data Journalist
Job Type
Full Time

About us

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

The Metadata Management team is responsible for the creation and development of Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers -- our proprietary taxonomy of more than 3,000 industry, news subject and region tags -- and the application of DJID tags to articles in 28 languages to high quality standards of precision and recall. It also includes a small Extraction team involved in text mining.


The Content Extraction Specialist reports to the Manager, Extraction, based in Princeton.

The individual will be part of Strategic Services' Metadata Management team and will also share responsibilities with the Autocoding Specialists in Metadata Management.

The Content Extraction Specialist works on various extraction projects using Text Analytics tools to extract facts or events from Factiva and Dow Jones content. As part of the Metadata Management team they will also master the Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers and Factiva's auto-categorization systems.


  • Research, produce and maintain expert rules for data extraction using third-party Text Analytics tools.
  • Participate in code application to Factiva content based on DJ proprietary taxonomy.
  • Develop and maintain document training sets for linguistics-based extraction and categorization tools.
  • Test software releases as extraction and categorization tools are improved.
  • Perform extraction and coding quality monitoring of publications, and refine extraction and categorization rules to ensure the highest levels of precision and recall.
  • Undertake research and analysis to improve the overall enrichment of Factiva content.
  • Troubleshoot extraction and coding problems.
  • Answer quality issues questions escalated via internal quality monitoring workflows.
  • Perform special ad-hoc projects as needed to support the needs of the business.

Skills & Experience:

  • Library science, linguistics, research or journalism background.
  • Experience with taxonomies and classification systems a plus.
  • Extremely detailed oriented
  • Internet savvy.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Understanding of Boolean search logic a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced skills in logical reasoning.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Understanding of Dow Jones Intelligent Identifiers
  • Experience with Text Analytics products helpful.
  • Native or Proficiency level in English language. Russian or Arabic language - a plus.

Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy

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About Us

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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