FT Specialist Data Viz Reporter

Financial Times & Money Media
New York City, Remote
$70,000 - $99,999
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Data Journalist
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About Us
Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organization made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


Company Overview

Money-Media, a fast-growing, entrepreneurial subsidiary of The Financial Times, is an online media firm focused on being the premier source of news and intelligence for specialized businesses. Through our extensive suite of products, Money-Media delivers must-have content that helps people do their jobs better and supports the business IQ of hundreds of thousands of readers across the world. 


Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. 


Role Overview

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


Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, and enhanced maternity & paternity packages. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further information
Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.


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