Financial Times

Data Visualization Reporter

Sep 08, 2023

New York

We need a data visualization reporter! Are you curious and creative? Do you like sifting through mounds of data, looking for trends and patterns? Do you think in pictures? Do you dabble in computer languages like Python and JavaScript to bring your ideas to life?

We want an innovator who can analyze and wrangle data into stories, charts, interactive features and whatever the next cool thing is. We want someone who wants to stay on the cutting edge of data journalism (yes, you should be a journalist). We will invest in you: training, classes and conferences.

What You'll Be Responsible For

You will come up with and execute data analysis articles and projects. Sometimes you’ll lend a hand to our other reporters to create data visualizations. You might also be asked to spot-check work done by others in our collegial newsroom.

You’ll be helping cover two subject matter areas: the world of corporate governance ­— such as proxy voting trends, ESG and CEO pay, for example — and the life insurance industry. Knowledge of these fields is not necessary to be successful in the role, but the candidate should have an interest in learning about them and how they make the business world tick.

What You Need to be Successful

We’re looking for people with some (or all) of the following:

  • A keen interest in data-driven reporting, visual journalism and business news.
  • Experience doing quantitative analyses, and using those results to create compelling stories and visualizations.
  • Proficiency in tools and languages like Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • A solid understanding of data analysis tools such as Python, R, Excel.
  • 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 nature, and being devoted to learning and improvement.

What’s in it For You? Our Culture & Benefits

  • Generous paid time off including vacation, personal days, sick days
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life & disability insurance for employees and their families
  • Competitive 401(k) and company match, profit sharing, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave (maternity & paternity)
  • Flexible working
  • Other great perks such as volunteer days and in-office events
  • Employee-led networks that promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The annual salary range is $71,000 to $75,000, depending on experience. This position is represented by the Writers Guild of America East. 


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