Data Visualization Journalist - Financial Times

JournalistUnspecified19/10/2015Financial TimesNew York City, New York, United StatesStatisticsEconomic DataSpreadsheetsIllustratorPhotoshopHTMLCSSJavascriptD3GISLeafletMapboxRGraphicsGitOur 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. Numeracy and the ability to think statistically are vital. Experience of working with macroeconomic and markets data would be an advantage. Mastery of relevant applications such as Excel, Illustrator and Photoshop is essential for this role as well as a proven proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant data visualisation libraries such as D3. Though not essential, expertise in online cartography tools such as GIS applications, Leaflet and Mapbox; statistical applications such as R; or motion graphics would be a distinct advantage. A proven ability to learn continuously and independently in order to keep your skills at the forefront of current practice is vital in this role. It also requires an ability to collaborate with others in different timezones. Experience using a version control system such as Git is therefore essential.The Financial Times is seeking an experienced and talented data visualisation journalist to join the New York team as it strengthens its push for a subscriber base 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. Responsibilities include: 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. This means working 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.Apply