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Visual Journalist (Web Developer II)

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Location: New York, NY
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-18-2017

Job Description:

FiveThirtyEight is seeking a Visual Journalist (Web Developer II) to join our data visualization team. This position will use information design and web development to help readers of FiveThirtyEight explore and understand the data behind the news.


•Pitch, report, design, write and develop charts, maps, interactive graphics, web applications and graphics-driven stories.
•Direct, edit and produce graphics for blog posts, features and special projects.
•Create tools for analyzing and visualizing data.
•Contribute to planning and coverage of one or more of FiveThirtyEight's subject areas.

Basic Qualifications

•2 years of experience creating graphics.
•Strong news judgment, a solid understanding of current events, and a background in information design or news graphics.
•Demonstrated execution of a clean, elegant, and sophisticated aesthetic; an ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate, and intelligent manner.
•Experience with many aspects of data-oriented journalism, including traditional reporting, writing and data analysis.
•Solid understanding of basic mathematical concepts, including statistics.
•Experience using design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
•Experience with front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and data visualization libraries (D3.js).
•Extraordinary attention to accuracy and detail.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience with statistical programming languages including R.
•Experience with cartography and mapping tools (TileMill, QGIS, TopoJSON).
•Experience with modern, dynamic programming languages and frameworks (Python, Ruby, Node).

Required Education

•Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


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