FT seeks data visualization journalist in New York
The Financial Times is seeking an experienced and talented data visualization journalist to join the New York team as it strengthens its push for a digital audience of more than 1m across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
The successful applicant will collaborate with news editors and writers covering a wide range of global issues to find the best ways of telling stories through data and digital content.
- Conceiving and producing charts, maps and infographics for digital channels and print
- Developing new forms of digital storytelling
- Assisting reporters and news editors with data research and display and passing on good practice in the use of data to colleagues.
- Work on both fast turnaround news stories as well as longer term projects
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidate is an accomplished data and visual storyteller with a portfolio proving an ability to tell complex, data-driven news stories in compelling and innovative formats both online and in print. S/he will work closely with colleagues in the statistics, graphics and interactive teams in London on a daily basis to ensure consistency of approach and quality control, as well as the ability to work independently.
Numeracy and the ability to think statistically are vital, along with expertise in handling data in spreadsheets or statistics software such as R. Experience of working with macroeconomic data would be an advantage.
Though not essential, experience with online cartography tools and GIS applications or motion graphics would be an advantage.
To apply, go here.