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

A Senior Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight works at the center of our newsroom, spending about half their time working on their own stories and half working on more collaborative sitewide projects. This role sits on the graphics team, but also works closely with FiveThirtyEight editors and writers to produce high-impact journalism in politics, sports and other areas. We’re looking for someone with an eye for a compelling and important story as much as an aesthetic sense and technical skill set. (Though we want those things too.)

This position is also part editor and part project manager – helping writers, editors and other members of the graphics team develop and refine visual stories and shepherding those projects from idea to online.

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.

  • Potentially manage more junior visual and computational journalists.

  • Help create tools for analyzing and visualizing data.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3+ years of related experience.

  • Experience with many aspects of data journalism, including traditional reporting, writing and data analysis.

  • Strong news judgment.

  • Experience with front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and data visualization libraries (D3.js).

  • Experience using design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).

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

  • 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: 660104BR

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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