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Walt Disney Television Senior Visual Journalist, FiveThirtyEight in New York, New York

Visual journalists are a central part of FiveThirtyEight’s data-driven newsroom. In addition to producing graphics for daily stories, they help create our “big swing” interactives and collaborate closely with editors and writers to produce high-impact journalism covering politics, sports and other areas. We’re looking for someone with an eye for a compelling and important story, a strong aesthetic sense and the technical skills to make their ideas work across screens of all shapes and sizes.

Responsibilities :

  • Pitch, report, design, write and develop stories that use charts, maps, interactive graphics, web applications and other visual forms.

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the viz team and newsroom on bigger interactive projects.

  • Work with other visual journalists and editors to help conceive, develop, refine and produce graphics-driven stories.

  • Help develop tools for analyzing and visualizing data.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3+ years of related experience.

  • Strong news judgement and experience with many aspects of data journalism, including reporting, writing and data analysis.

  • Demonstrated execution of a clean, elegant and sophisticated aesthetic; an ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate and intelligent manner.

  • 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:

  • 4-5 years related experience

  • Experience with statistical programming languages including R

  • Experience with cartography and mapping tools (QGIS, TopoJSON)

  • Experience with modern, dynamic programming languages and frameworks (Python, Ruby, Node)

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Job ID: 687212BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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