Data Visualization Journalist, CNBC Digital
Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive
Data visualization journalists are the ultimate translators for CNBC’s readers. They take rich statistics and complex data sets and turn them into clear, concise, engaging charts and graphics for CNBC.com’s website and app. They help the newsroom’s beat reporters find and distill clean data, ultimately producing both quick-hit and enterprise pieces that help readers quickly understand more about the business news we cover.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Acquiring, cleaning and analyzing data. Planning and producing data visualizations, including charts and maps. Coordinating with all appropriate editorial teams to turn both breaking news graphics and develop longer-term, data-driven enterprise reporting.Assisting both seasoned and inexperienced journalists to improve their data research.
• At least two years of daily newsroom experience, including at least one year specializing in data reporting.
• Examples of recent work demonstrating solid experience in developing clear, compelling stories from complex datasets.
• Applicants must have a solid understand of data analysis techniques and a working knowledge of data mining and web scraping.
• Some understanding of database and statistical languages such as SQL, R, Stata and/or Python pandas desired.
• Applicants should be familiar with a variety of data visualization and mapping tools, such as Datawrapper and Highcharts.
Candidates should be accurate, fast and cool under pressure. The job calls for solid news judgment and involves efficient planning and flexibility as newsroom deadlines change on the fly. This job comes with room to experiment and grow, but you’ll be helping to build a baseline of graphic support, too.
Applicants need the ability to stay organized when several projects hit the desk at once. A background in business and/or finance journalism is a major plus. A devotion to AP style helps, too.
Advanced visualization skills in tools such as Tableau and D3.js also highly desired.
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.
NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.