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Data Journalist

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 3/5/2018 4:13:11 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Position Title: Data Journalist

Location: London

Requisition No: JREQ099755 

Role Summary:

Reuters is seeking a data journalist to join its Enterprise team in London. This is a chance to make an impact reporting on compelling and revelatory topics for an organization respected around the world as a trustworthy and accurate source of news.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

This senior journalist will produce deeply reported, data-driven stories, either alone or in collaboration with other reporters and graphics editors, with a primary focus on Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We would look to you to spin thoughtful stories off news events as well as to dive deeply on previously unexplored topics. You would mentor other reporters still learning the technical and analytical skills required to produce accurate data-driven stories. And you would evangelize, to open reporters’ and editors’ eyes to opportunities to elevate stories with data.

Key Relationships:

The position will report to Janet Roberts, global data journalism editor. The journalist will collaborate with other reporters and editors throughout the news organization and will mentor other journalists who are just learning data reporting skills.

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

  • significant experience as a data journalist.
  • a portfolio of revelatory stories that dug deeply into a topic, stirring outrage, exposing wrongs and helping to get problems fixed.
  • a history of regularly learning new skills

Essential Skills:

  • ability to conceive and execute revelatory, impactful data-driven stories, providing an empirical spine and fleshing out data findings with shoe-leather reporting.
  • deep knowledge of the data landscape that informs both quick enterprise off the news and deeper reporting that illuminates the issues of the day
  • proven skill as a collaborator, one reporters and editors come to again and again because they know you’ll make the story better.
  • skill at teaching newbies and at “working the room.” You know how to spot numerate people with an aptitude for data journalism and to nurture that aptitude to fruition.
  • experience reeling in data and familiarity with international public records laws.

Desired Skills:

  • an eye for creative data-driven storytelling, including interactive presentations
  • deep familiarity with SQL
  • experience in geospatial analysis
  • advanced knowledge of statistics and familiarity with R
  • ability to program in at least one language

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ099755
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: News & Editorial
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