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MailOnline, Data Journalist

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, News
Data Journalist, Digital Journalist

Location: MailOnline Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 


We are seeking a talented and experienced Data Journalist to join our team at MailOnline. The role is based full-time in our London newsroom and gives you the chance to make a real impact by telling important stories with data. As a Data Journalist you will play a vital role in transforming information into engaging and informative stories that resonate with a national or global audience.



  • Generate your own ideas for articles based on data analysis
  • Handle large datasets using spreadsheets such as Google Sheets or Excel
  • Explore data and extract meaningful insights for articles across a wide range of subjects and sections
  • Collaborate with a team of journalists and designers to create compelling data-driven stories
  • Use statistical analysis and data visualisation tools to present complex information in an engaging way
  • Help to improve data literacy of our reporters and collaborate to help upskill our teams
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest data journalism trends and techniques


Skills and qualifications

  • Degree in journalism, data science, statistics, or a related field
  • Experience as a Data Journalist or a related role, ideally in the publishing industry
  • Proven ability to generate original ideas for data-driven stories
  • Experience with programming languages used by data journalists, such as Python and R
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS
  • Understanding of web page design



  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work in a brilliant team at one of the world’s largest media companies
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution.
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym 
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics 
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards


About dmg::media

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Mail brand reaches one in two Brits every month and is officially the best-read, most recognised, most engaged newsbrand in the country.*

Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, MailOnline, Mail+, Metro,, i and reach more than 10.1m people daily in the UK.*

Globally, dmg media’s brands reach 190M unique browsers every month across its domains and apps.**

 Our newsbrands maintain an unwavering commitment to uncovering the stories that matter most to our readers, ensuring that we remain experts at delivering relevant and insightful content.

 In October, the Mail became the largest news publisher on TikTok with over 7- million followers. 

*PAMCo H2 2023 **GA 2023 September


Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.

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