Senior Data Journalist -(Grade; SEO)
GBP35,200 - GBP40,249
The Senior Data Journalist will be one of two leads with the editorial element of our multi-disciplinary Digital Content team, working collaboratively with business areas to create high quality editorial materials in text, data and visual interactive for outputs.
Main responsibilities are as follows:
Working with designers, web developers and statisticians, to produce compelling stories which connect data with a variety of audiences. Managing at least one HEO post.
Degree in journalism or a related subject OR relevant publishing qualification AND/OR equivalent practical experience in data-driven journalism
Practical experience of working in digital publishing, writing content for multiple channels, to challenging deadlines
Confidence working with (and interpreting) statistics, including an awareness of techniques for adapting the presentation of statistical concepts to different audiences.
Practical experience of working to an appropriate editorial tone when dealing with sensitive, topical or politically-sensitive material.
Practical expertise in delivering error-free work, with an eye for detail and experience of proof-reading
Practical experience of working with a wide range of clients from commissioning through to delivery, using appropriate techniques (eg Agile)
Practical experience of successful line management, be comfortable in a mentoring/coaching role, and leading by example
An awareness of the digital landscape', including how ONS' digital agenda fits within the broader context of digital government
Must be able to travel to meet the demands of being part of a cross-site service between Hampshire/South Wales
Practical experience in using data foraging tools such as Excel, Fusion Tables, R to find stories in the data
Practical experience in using data tools to ensure the integrity and value in the data being used
Practical experience in taking the editorial lead in creating products that fuse a variety of components from collegiate sources: data visualisations, graphics, social media, data as editorial