FT seeks a visual storytelling reporter in London

September 22, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Financial Times is looking for a reporter to join its Visual Storytelling team. The successful applicant will be a key part of this innovative group, and research, write and pitch ideas to help us communicate and investigate the biggest stories of the moment in visually compelling ways.

You will collaborate with graphics journalists, editors and FT correspondents from across the globe to produce stories driven by visuals across a range of topics. You will also work closely with colleagues in the wider Visual and Data team.

An experienced journalist with a track record of producing original journalism, you will be passionate about developing and realizing story ideas and keen to take our visual journalism to new heights.

Comfortable working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment, you will be confident combining reporting skills with tech, design and data to deliver news and analysis in ground-breaking visual formats that delight and inform our readers.

An enterprising and enthusiastic team player, you will be keen to work with the rest of the Visual Storytelling team to deliver projects at pace.

You don’t have to be a designer or graphics expert for this position, but it’s helpful if you have an eye for identifying and shaping visual and/or data-led stories.

A normal week

  • Read the news and spot opportunities for explanatory or investigative stories ripe for visual storytelling. These could be on the biggest global events of the moment, stories that transcend the news agenda or underreported topics that deserve to be told.
  • Work closely with designers, developers, reporters and editors to shape these stories, and decide how visuals and text can be combined to best communicate them to readers.
  • Conduct interviews, research and write content for these stories. Combine your work with on the ground reporting to help readers make sense of the world.


  • Strong news judgement as well as excellence in reporting and writing
  • Knowledge of global business, finance, economics, politics and/or related subjects
  • An awareness of the latest visual storytelling techniques and an understanding of how they can be used to create exceptional journalism
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • The ability to clearly and articulately express ideas
  • A desire to collaborate with others
  • Numeracy, data handling skills and the ability to think statistically
  • A desire to push the boundaries of creative visual journalism
  • Technical skills (experience of front end development and/or advanced data handling) are desirable but not essential

To apply, go here.

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