Data journalist

City A.M. is seeking to hire a data journalist to join its news team, writing for both the website and newspaper.

The successful candidate:

  • Has experience of online reporting, as well as the various tools available to data journalists
  • Doesn't necessarily need knowledge of coding - but will be enthusiastic about learning from and working alongside our in-house team of developers (although, obviously, a knowledge of javascript and D3 would be helpful)
  • Has bags of creativity - knowing how to find the numbers behind the story and present them in a simple, easy-to-understand format
  • Understands when a simple chart is enough to tell the story - and when nothing less than an all-out, bells-and-whistles, D3 extravaganza will do
  • Is a great writer with an understanding of the news cycle, as well as a having a knack for telling a story visually
  • Understands how to drive audience through social media and search engines
  • Possesses high levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Will be able to work a shift pattern which includes some evenings, weekends, and early starts

City A.M. operates a sub-less editing system, so the candidate must be able to write clean, accurate copy that is ready to print.

This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious first-time journalist or second-jobber looking to make their mark.

Apply with a CV, covering letter, and examples of previous projects to jobs@cityam.com.

Please state your salary expectations.