Junior Data Journalist at Infogr8
Job Start: October 2014.
Status: Full time.
Salary: Market rate based on experience.
Location: Clerkenwell, London, UK
Infogr8 is a fully-integrated boutique information design & data visualization agency, set up in 2012 as a single need to bring static data to life; charts should be for everyone. We join data, design, and content strategy via a tried and trusted framework.
It’s been consistent growth here in our first 24 months, having worked for leading organisations and big brands for many good causes. We are 100% privately owned and managed, allowing us to set our own environment and give you freedom, responsibility and the opportunity to grow in your specialist area.
Who We Are
The team is made up of specialists in data-journalism, design management, info designers and content strategists who deliver accurate and informative visual campaigns for leaders of industry.
To eliminate the noise.
To make complex information understandable.
To present information in a way that seems effortless.
To produce complete solutions by connecting the dots in one room.
Data meets personality – striking the balance between function, beauty and play and carrying it across everything we do.
Immerse ourselves in the now, but encourage smarter thinking for the future.
We love our audience and we love our clients who present us with the opportunity to connect with them.
We champion diversity – everyone here is different in our own quirky little way, we all have something to learn from each others experience.
Be clear first and clever second – above all else be accurate and maintain integrity.
Why Work At Infogr8?
Collaborate with specialists in the info design and data viz community, utilise the niche talents in one room to produce inspired work that gets appreciated.
Exciting projects from leading clients across varying industries every day; each with a different challenge.
Spend your day in the studio with a small, vibrant team from a diverse background in the beautiful area of Clerkenwell. The team is bursting with culture with talented members and collaboraters from England, Spain, America, China, Norway, Cyprus, Macedonia, and part Grenada.
Flexibility to work one day a week from home.
Data digging: Have an understanding of open data networks and practical ability issuing and chasing up FOI requests. Sift through client data / topic area to quickly ascertain the integrity, present overviews in the form of a data / story map and outline and present actionable next steps to meet the objectives of the brief.
Representing data: Using a range of popular native tools most notably Tableau and D3 to represent data in charts to depict trends / stories in data in its simplest form as part of the preparation or client buy in phase.
Storytelling: To be able to collaborate with a small team of 4-6 colleagues to quickly generate ideas in the form of content angles and non linear visual storytelling. Must be able to produce simple topline sketches to demonstrate concepts.
Communicating: To support management with new client pitches in the form of industry insight, data insight and to present data angles within meetings to complement other team member areas and help inform clients as to best practice.
Produce and manage editorial content for a range of different topics for infogr8’s online presence.
To build relationships with key bloggers, journo’s, reporters, editors and data vis community.
To communicate daily in order to discuss ideas, trends, information to ascertain interest in specific topic areas and follow up in order to support media distribution across internal and external projects.
Graduated with a degree in Journalism.
1 year min. journalism experience on a news desk / agency / similar environment.
Experience producing charts having plotted data using Tableau and D3.
A portfolio of proof showing proven story writing and content angle ability.
You will be a social commentator within the data journalism space collaborating with others to produce things in your spare time.
An insatiable thirst for knowledge, challenge, variety, learning, and innovation.
You exude positivity, energy and a need to ‘ship’.
If you love data, and think you have what it takes; attach a PDF of your resume, cover letter and a link to your portfolio and send it to hi <at> infogr8.com telling us where you think data journalism is heading and why you think you’re the right person to join the team.