Data Visualization Journalist, Digital
CNBCEnglewood Cliffs, NJ
Full Time Job
Data visualization journalists are the ultimate translators for CNBC's readers. They take rich statistics and complex data sets and turn them into clear, concise, engaging charts and graphics for CNBC.com's website and app. They help the newsroom's beat reporters find and distill clean data, ultimately producing both quick-hit and enterprise pieces that help readers quickly understand more about the business news we cover.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Acquiring, cleaning and analyzing data. Planning and producing data visualizations, including charts and maps.
• Coordinating with all appropriate editorial teams to turn both breaking news graphics and develop longer-term, data-driven enterprise reporting.
• Assisting both seasoned and inexperienced journalists to improve their data research.
• At least two years of daily newsroom experience, including at least one year specializing in data reporting.
• Examples of recent work demonstrating solid experience in developing clear, compelling stories from complex datasets.
• Applicants must have a solid understand of data analysis techniques and a working knowledge of data mining and web scraping.
• Some understanding of database and statistical languages such as SQL, R, Stata and/or Python pandas desired.
• Applicants should be familiar with a variety of data visualization and mapping tools, such as Datawrapper and Highcharts.
Candidates should be accurate, fast and cool under pressure. The job calls for solid news judgment and involves efficient planning and flexibility as newsroom deadlines change on the fly. This job comes with room to experiment and grow, but you'll be helping to build a baseline of graphic support, too.
Applicants need the ability to stay organized when several projects hit the desk at once. A background in business and/or finance journalism is a major plus. A devotion to AP style helps, too.
Advanced visualization skills in tools such as Tableau and D3.js also highly desired.