location Remote - UK
Full time. Permanent
Never before has the public shown such interest in data-driven journalism, and RADAR is at the forefront of engaging readers with the numbers they need to know.
And now that we've established ourselves as a relied-upon service in local newsrooms across the UK, we have an exciting new opportunity to expand our output across Australia.
We are looking for number-savvy writers who know their way around a spreadsheet to join our team.
Our reporters are some of the best in the business: in last year’s Society of Editors’ Regional Press awards, we scooped Data Journalist of the Year, while our service was recognised as being “quite simply a game changer”.
We are looking for a reporter who wants to apply their nose for a story to news outlets and clients across Australia.
Working for a newswire, the ability to write clean copy is essential. Our stories all involve data, so you need to be comfortable working with numbers, alongside the traditional journalism skills of research and interviewing. While knowledge of Australian news and politics would obviously be welcome, you’ll be working closely with a colleague based in Sydney to help you develop all the local know-how you need.
Our team have come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share previous experience in journalism. We want reporters who have honed their news sense and can produce stories to the deadline.
The right candidate will be supported to learn tools they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere and to use AI and natural language generation software to bring stories to life at scale.
Who you’ll be:
We want to make sure you’re set for success so the key skills we’re looking for in this role are:
- A strong news sense.
- Clean copywriting, and the ability to deliver a copy to regular deadlines.
- To be able to analyse data and identify trends in it.
- To work with Microsoft Excel.
- Collaborative working.
- Willingness to work irregular hours to coordinate with colleagues in Australia.
What we’ll give you
With a competitive salary, the option of home working and flexible hours (subject to coordination with colleagues in Australia) to support a work-life balance, new recruits will be supported in learning cutting-edge technology to make the most of their insights.