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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 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Compensation Analyst to assist our compensation team in developing, implementing, and administering a comprehensive range of compensation programs. You will report to the Senior Manager of Compensations & be based in our Princeton, NJ office. You will manage salary, bonus, and sales incentive plans, conducting job analyses, participating in compensation surveys, and providing recommendations on pay for both new hires and current employees.

As a subject matter expert, you must have an understanding of the evolving job market and the fluidity of job roles. Additionally, you will play an important role in year-end processes and will have direct interaction with senior-level executives. Data integrity skills are necessary for success in this position.

You Will:

  • Review and provide thoughtful and holistic recommendations in pay across assigned client groups for new hires, promotions, and pay adjustments; use best practices in pay and compensation.

  • Handle ongoing job analysis, job evaluation and market pricing of global positions.  

  • Lead the annual merit, adjustment, and promotion increase processes.

  • Conduct equity analysis of roles in response to changing organizational needs, market values and geographic differentials.

  • Ensure all roles follow our job architecture and we’re maintaining the integrity of the structure within the Workday system.

  • Analyze Dow Jones global pay practices and provide summaries on pay including trends on business spend, allocations of higher merit increases and provide metrics on our pay trends globally.

  • Lead our rewards and recognition strategy, including program timing and collaboration with the business.

  • Manage the accruals, eligibility, meaningful target amounts, metrics, and payout timing for the Annual Incentive Plan and Long-term Incentive Plans.

  • Manage survey requirements.

  • Maintain data integrity within the HRIS tool (Workday) on an ongoing basis.

You Have:

  • 3-5 years of compensation experience. 

  • Comprehension of the facets of Human Resources including Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Business Partners, Training, and Organizational Development. It is important that you are familiar with how these teams operate cohesively. 

  • Demonstrated experience of independently taking ownership of your work and solving problems independently.

  • Knowledge of annual salary and bonus processes including corporate bonus structures and sales incentive compensation plans.

  • Experience evaluating markets and trends affecting compensation.

  • Understanding of employment laws, regulations, FLSA, and executive orders enforced by the OFCCP, EEOC, and other agencies required

  • Demonstrated experience with the full employee lifecycle (recruiting – termination)

  • Experience maintaining data within a HRIS tool (Workday)

  • Experience with reporting/analytical tools, i.e. Access, Excel (can perform complex functions) , Google Sheets

  • Working knowledge of US and international compensation.

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

  • Education Benefits

  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Family Care Benefits

  • Commuter Transit Program

  • Subscription Discounts

  • Employee Referral Program


Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line.

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Human Resources

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $50,000 – $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate’s experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including “elective” benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..