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The Role / Position Overview
Money-Media, a fast growing division of the FT, is an online media firm which provides news and intelligence for specialized businesses through their extensive suite of products.
We are seeking a data visualization reporter to cover the Property & Casualty and Health Insurance industry. This reporter will help shape the overall data visualization strategy for two well-respected publications. We are looking for someone who is curious and creative, and who has a proven knack for finding irresistible ideas buried in mounds of data.
The ideal candidate will be able to scrape, clean, analyze and otherwise wrangle data to write stories, produce interactive features and create compelling visualizations online and in print.
This person should be on the cutting edge of data journalism and want to stay there as the industry continues to evolve. We will invest in training sessions, classes and conferences to help keep your skills up-to-date.
This reporter will be responsible for conceiving and executing long-term data analysis projects as well as helping other reporters to create data visualizations and use data properly in their work. He or she will also help bulletproof and spot-check work done by other members of the newsroom.
Candidates will need to interact with members of the financial community in different ways: as a reporter writing news, as a researcher obtaining data and as a coach helping other reporters on the publication think through how to make their stories more visually engaging.
Required Skills / Experience
- A keen interest in data-driven reporting, visual journalism and business news.
- Experience planning and executing quantitative analyses, and using those results to create compelling stories and/or visualizations.
- A solid understanding of data analysis tools such as Python, R, Excel, D3 etc.
- Experience working as a journalist, preferably on a daily deadline
- A track record of working successfully as part of a team.
- Strong ability to generate and pitch creative ideas.
- A detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who works constantly to improve their skills.
In addition to your resume please be sure to submit a cover letter explaining why you'd be a good fit for the position