Data Visualization Journalist
  • Full Time
  • U.S.
  • Applications have closed

Website ReutersGraphics Thomson Reuters

The award-winning graphics team at Reuters is looking for a seasoned Data Visualization Developer to join the team. You may be a mapmaker or an illustrator, a designer or a coder. Above all, you are a kind and thoughtful colleague who wants to collaborate with others to push the bounds of what graphics journalism can be.

About us 
Our goal is to find a new way into every story, whether that is through form or topic. That often means finding innovative ways to contextualize global stories. But it can also be a celebration of 50 years of The Godfather. The throughline in our work is finding ways to add to the conversation and offer a new perspective.

We believe that this creativity is best achieved through providing a diverse and collaborative team with flexibility and empathy. Simply put, the wellbeing of our staff comes above any single assignment.

 About the Role  
As a Data Visualization Developer, you will:

  • Produce original stories on a variety of topics using different combinations of technical, data and design skills
  • Collaborate across the team and newsroom on enterprise-level work
  • Pitch, write and report original graphics-first stories
  • Help shape the overall coverage and voice of the graphics team

About You

As a Data Visualization Developer, you will likely have:

  • A portfolio of published work that demonstrates strong design and news-sense
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably with data in service of journalism
  • Excitement for original formats for digital storytelling
  • Interest in pitching story ideas based on current events
  • Kindness and the ability to collaborate with others. This job requires working with graphics colleagues in New York, London, Bangalore and Singapore, and with text reporters, photographers and video crews around the world.

 

Additional Qualifications 
While we don’t expect all of these skills, strong candidates will probably be able to check at least two of the following:

  • A strong front-end coder, with mastery of HTML, CSS and javascript
  • Confidence with back-end web technologies and/or tooling
  • Familiarity with statistics and/or data analysis languages such as R or python
  • Demonstrated ability with mapping technology, such as qgis
  • Demonstrated ability with illustration, digital or traditional
  • Knowledge of or interest in data pertaining to the global economy and trade, markets (stocks, bonds, commodities), oil fundamentals and macroeconomic
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese