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Senior Compensation Analyst

New York, NY

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).


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 Director, Compensation, and work on site three days per week in our Princeton, NJ and/or NYC office.


You will manage salary, bonus, and sales incentive plans, conduct job analysis, participate in compensation surveys, and provide 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. Strong data analytics and 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, using best practices in pay and compensation.
  • Handle ongoing job analysis, job evaluation, and market pricing of global positions.
  • Lead compensation programs/projects such as the annual merit, adjustment, and promotion increase processes, annual pay equity review, etc.
  • 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 metrics on our pay trends globally.
  • Promote our rewards and recognition strategy.
  • 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:

  • Willingness to work on site 3 days every week in our midtown Manhattan office.
  • Minimum 5 years in analytic positions including at least 2 years in corporate compensation roles.
  • 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.
  • Experience performing complex functions and utilizing formulas within reporting/analytical tools such as Google Sheets or Excel.
  • The ability to tell a story using data.
  • Experience working with large datasets in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • Experience with the full employee lifecycle (recruiting - termination) from a compensation standpoint.
  • Comprehension of the facets of Human Resources including Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Business Partners, Training, and Organizational Development, as well as an understanding of how these teams operate cohesively.
  • Experience formulating, understanding, and solving complex, non-routine problems.
  • Experience taking ownership of your work and solving problems independently.
  • Working knowledge of US and international compensation (preferred, but not required).


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


Learn more about all our US benefits 


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.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 and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.


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..


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