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January 6, 2016
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Data-Journalist

Are you a new age journalist excited at the prospect of showing rich stories through the use of data?

: Welcome to the club.

Do you want to put your skills to the test across a wide range of global organisations and social causes? Combining with specialists across information design, data visualisation, coding and digital strategy?

: We’re a compact, agile team pouring passion and enthusiasm into what we create.

Role
Starting: March 2016. Location: 31 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AT

An excellent opportunity for a data driven journalist to develop skills in a fast paced environment harnessing the team to craft impactful, award winning visual journalism. You will be essential to shaping the early stages of content and have the vision to transform raw ingredients into informative powerful stories that are carried right through to final user experience.

Responsibilities

  • 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 small 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.
  • Support and growth: To support management with 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. 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.

Role Requirements

  • You have: A degree in Journalism.
  • 2 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.
  • You exude positivity, energy and a desire to ‘ship’.

If you love the integrated world of data, design and journalism and think you have what it takes; please get in touch!

Apply here.