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Data Entry Operator - Contract

Data Entry Operator - Contract

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The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


As a perennial organisation connecting diverse conduits of the society, the unit helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. 

We are seeking a Data Entry Operator who will help us record data by operating data entry equipment; resolving processing problems, protecting organization's value by keeping information confidential and accomplishing organization’s mission by completing related results as needed.

The resource should raise queries to clarify incomplete or unclear information and assess information before entering them into the interface connecting the repository. The person involved in the project with the organisation will be a contractual employee according to the employment agreement and the organisation will have the right to modify/alter the same if required

The role will be based on local hours with some flexibility required to cover day-to-day contact with individuals in the United States.


Note: This is a 3 month contract role with a possibility of extension.


In this role you would be expected to:

  • Insert customer and account data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits
  • Compile, verify accuracy and sort information according to priorities to prepare source data for computer entry
  • Reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, correcting any incompatibilities and checking output
  • Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform backup operations
  • Respond to queries for information and access relevant files
  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents
  • Scan documents and print files, when needed
  • Instill accountability of data and maintain authenticity
  • Keep information confidential
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:


  • University degree or equivalent
  • Good communication skills ; knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • A sound understanding of Microsoft Office tools, Internet Explorer
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize according to business requirements 
  • Typing speed and accuracy
  • Attention to detail

To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:

  • Strong organizational, administrative and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to take initiative
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data curation