March 21, 2017
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to here with the subject line: ‘Data Journalist position’

infogr8 have an exciting opportunity for an up and coming data journalist to work across a variety of global organisations spanning from World Health Organization to Sainsbury’s. In a fast paced environment you’ll be harnessing the content team to craft curious, impactful, award winning visual journalism.

You have proven editorial strengths alongside an academic foundation having worked meticulously with numbers. Working across commercial briefs, you will be quick to interrogate documents and can quickly and clearly communicate outlines to other members whilst adding value through additional research.

You will be essential in shaping the early stages of content and have the vision to transform raw numbers into informative powerful stories that are carried right through to final user experience.


  • Data digging/Research: Have deep knowledge across open data networks and practical ability issuing and chasing up FOI requests. Strong reporting, research, analysis and time-management skills are essential. Sift through client data / topic area to quickly ascertain the integrity, present overviews in the form of a data / story map and outline and present actionable next steps to meet the objectives of the brief.
  • Representing data: Using a range of popular native tools most notably Tableau and D3 to represent data in charts to depict trends / stories in data in its simplest form as part of the preparation or client buy in phase. Experience in creating multimedia infographics using Javascript, HTML5, CSS, experience in statistical tools such as QGis, WebGL libraries etc an advantage.
  • Storytelling: To be able to collaborate with a team of 4-6 colleagues to quickly generate ideas in the form of content angles and non linear visual storytelling. Must be able to produce simple topline sketches to demonstrate concepts visually and with simplicity.
  • Passion content: To drive the content teams internal efforts by producing and communicating a range of useful editorial content that aligns with the agencies beliefs in that data is for everyone. To build relationships with key bloggers, journo’s, reporters, editors and data viz community. To communicate daily in order to discuss ideas, trends, information to ascertain interest in specific topic areas and follow up in order to support media distribution across internal and external projects.
  • Support: new client pitches in the form of industry insight, data insight and to present data angles within meetings to complement other team member areas and help inform clients as to best practice.

Role Requirements

  • You have: A degree in Journalism.
  • 3 years min. journalism experience on a news desk / agency / similar environment.
  • Experience producing charts having plotted data using Tableau and D3. Expert in Excel.
  • A portfolio of proof showing proven story writing and content angle ability.
  • You will be a social commentator within the data journalism space collaborating with others to produce things in your spare time.
  • An insatiable thirst for knowledge, challenge, variety, learning, and innovation.
  • Self starter and motivated independently.
  • You exude positivity, energy and a desire to ‘ship’.

If you love the possibilities of combining data stories with striking visual editorial and think you have what it takes; please get in touch!

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to here with the subject line: ‘Data Journalist position’