Data Associate, Data Journalism
S&P Global
Islamabad, Pakistan
3d ago

The Role : Data Associate

Grade : 07A

Shift : This is a permanent night shift role (5pm to 2am / 6pm to 3am)

The Location : Islamabad, Pakistan

The Team : You will join a dynamic team in the newsroom to help foster our goal of providing data-focused coverage of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) / Real Estate / Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) / Commodities sector.

We are looking for an upbeat and self-starting individual passionate about the complexities of the industry. You will provide our discerning readership with the news and analysis they need to excel at their jobs.

The Impact : Our digital newsroom is dedicated to delivering readers actionable news on financial markets around the world.

You will work closely with editors and reporters focused on the FIG / Real Estate / TMT / Commodities sector to conduct current events and trend analysis using our collected data.

What’s in it for you : In addition to building knowledge and expertise about FIG / Real Estate / TMT / Commodities, you will be able to generate stories about a range of topics.

The position requires strong analytical, research, communication and report writing skills. Your primary responsibility will be to write insightful data-focused features and reports.

You are expected to have an increased level of engagement in brainstorming sessions and will be tasked with generating new executable ideas that highlight interesting trends in their assigned regions.

Strong verbal interpersonal skills are required for this role as you will be responsible for conducting webinars and trainings from time to time.


  • You will cover breaking news or trend analysis using S&P-collected and third party data
  • You will carry out analysis to produce insightful features and data-focused analytical trends
  • Collaborating with other data journalists, reporters, and editors on data-focused coverage
  • Educating the broader newsroom on how to use S&P's best in class data within day-to-day news coverage
  • Articulating key financial and market trends; Collating data and writing data-focused articles and reports on assigned regions falls under the preview of this job
  • Fact-checking data for articles
  • Addressing external publication-related / research queries
  • Working with internal partners on product improvement initiatives
  • Collaborating with various SPGMI teams on ad-hoc projects

    Basic Qualifications :

  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical, research and problem solving skills
  • High level of energy, unwavering attention to quality; ability to juggle multiple priorities and complete tasks autonomously
  • Strong MS Excel skills and / or knowledge of data analytics (Python / SQL)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Journalism or related disciplines
  • Enrollment in the CFA program is desirable
  • Prior knowledge of the FIG / Real Estate / TMT / Commodities industries or data journalism would be an asset

  • Internship experience in finance, accounting, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, financial markets or reporting of financial data.
  • Previous professional experience with data journalism
  • About S&P Global Corporate :

    At S&P Global, we don’t give you intelligence we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction.

    We’re the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets.

    Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit

    S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race / ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.


    20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

    Job ID : 252214

    Posted On : 2021-01-26

    Location : Islamabad, Pakistan

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