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S&P Global Methodology Associate, Index Governance Operations, S&P Dow Jones Indices in Virtual, New York

About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):


The Team:

The Index Governance Operations (IGO) Methodology Team at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) maintains the document library hosting all S&P DJI methodologies, policy documents, and related communications for S&P DJI indices. The team is responsible for the management and maintenance of the document library to adhere to regulatory and stylistic norms to ensure clients can clearly and transparently understand the objectives and mechanics of S&P DJI indices used as the benchmarks for investment products. In addition, the team owns and manages the systems and workflows defining the library.

You will join a team of professionals dedicated to providing accurate and understandable definitions of the indices and ensure that the documents containing those definitions adhere to all applicable existing (and potential) IOSCO and EU BMR regulations regarding clarity and disclosure. Your work will contribute to the design, management, and oversight of systems and workflows to ensure proper controls over the various procedures required for maintaining the library. The Analyst will enjoy exposure to multiple levels of the index business and work with colleagues around the world. Finally, the role will provide the Analyst the opportunity to help shape the S&P DJI methodology library systems and processes to address an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Responsibilities and Impact:

The methodology team is looking for an Associate to support the systems and processes that support the methodology library. The role requires a highly motivated, multi-skilled individual with excellent systems, editorial, and project management skills.

The Associate will be responsible for, and expected to be an expert in, all methodology-related workflows (including the drafting of new index methodology documents, the maintenance of existing documents via ad-hoc and annual methodology review processes, and the revision of documents due to methodology change processes) for a segment of the S&P methodology document library. The role includes the following key responsibilities:

  • Owning and managing the document editorial review process

  • Implementing and overseeing workflows related to document library maintenance

  • Conduct editorial on annual methodology reviews and perform regular standard document maintenance

  • Work with relevant stakeholders such as IT and the wider IGO team to improve methodology related workflows

  • Working for continual improvement and efficiencies by attending and participating in system and workflow design and refinement in an AGILE framework

Compensation/Benefits Information: (This section is only applicable to US candidates)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $68,093 to $125,580. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here ( .

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Prior experience in the index business

  • Proficiency in the Atlassian suite of products, particularly JIRA and Confluence

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong project management skills to assume a leadership role in coordinating various internal groups through various methodology document workflows

  • Ability to work with globally located teams

  • Strong self-starter mentality, with a desire to drive processes and achieve results in a fast-paced environment working on multiple projects simultaneously

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in finance, financial journalism, technical writing, editing, systems design & management, or related fields

  • Experience using Power Automate

  • Broad knowledge of global markets, spanning and including all asset classes

  • Knowledge of related content management systems

  • Experience working in an AGILE environment

  • Proficiency in coding/systems design and management

Right to Work Requirements:

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

About S&P Global Dow Jones Indic e s

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, we provide iconic and innovative index solutions backed by unparalleled expertise across the asset-class spectrum. By bringing transparency to the global capital markets, we empower investors everywhere to make decisions with conviction. We’re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world. With over USD 7.4 trillion in passively managed assets linked to our indices and over USD 11.3 trillion benchmarked to our indices, our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios and developing investment strategies.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today. For more information, visit .

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:

At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), OPRTON202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 297943

Posted On: 2024-02-21

Location: New York, New York, United States