Morningstar seeks a markets data journalist

October 3, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Morningstar seeks an enterprising financial reporter for the position of data journalist on our New York-based markets coverage team.

This unique opportunity combines elements of traditional stock market reporting with a focus on extracting data from Morningstar’s unparalleled databases of information on individual investments and markets to uncover trends and build a suite of automated text articles.

Morningstar’s core mission is to help investors meet their financial goals, and we approach covering the markets through that lens. That means putting the day-to-day noise of the markets in context while informing investors about the news and trends that are critical to making smart decisions.


  • We are looking for a reporter who can combine a lively, engaging style with a proven ability to make complex subjects accessible to a wide audience, from advisors and sophisticated DIY investors to readers whose investing experience may only be a target-date fund in their 401(k).
  • This role will have a particular emphasis on turning data into stories about both stocks and the economy.
  • We’re looking for a reporter with a strong interest in–or even better, experience with–Python-based coding and data analysis. The job will also include building and publishing automated pieces that instantly transform Morningstar data into articles of interest to our readers.
  • Harness Morningstar data and Jupyter Notebooks to create compelling analyses and highlight trends.
  • Create and produce articles using automated text on both stocks and the economy.
  • Turn data into compelling charts.
  • The successful candidate will also be able to tap into Morningstar’s research and data to explain–and put into context—moves in individual stocks. The resulting stories will differentiate our coverage from that of other news outlets.
  • Monitor the stock market for key names making big moves and provide readers with timely, informative articles.
  • Build narratives around key investing stock trends using Morningstar data and other sources.
  • Help report on key economic indicators and trends.
  • Contribute items to Morningstar.com newsletters.


  • A passion for the markets.
  • 1+ years actively covering stocks or other markets.
  • Proven ability to write on deadline and for same-day turnaround.
  • Strong news judgement for identifying subjects for articles.
  • Demonstrated comfort with Excel and learning new databases and other tools.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Figma is a plus.
  • Experience coding in Python is a strong plus.
  • Curious, creative thinker with a collaborative approach to producing commentary and storytelling.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.

To apply, go here.

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