Insider Inc. is looking for a UK-based Data Graphics Fellow to join the newsroom’s graphics team and focus on creating unique, engaging, and informative data visualizations and interactive graphics. This fellow will report to the Design Director.
The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers.
This person will be the first Data Graphics Fellow in the UK office and will work with the US team. The first three months of this fellowship will require working from 1pm to 9pm to get properly trained by the US team members. For the second half of the fellowship hours will adjust to 10am–6pm.
As a Data Graphics Fellow, you will be expected to juggle multiple projects at once, ranging from quick-hit news stories to months-long, ambitious interactives. You'll gain valuable experience collaborating with journalists and designers in a fast-paced and fun work environment. You will have the opportunity to pitch and develop your own ideas and your work will be published on a daily basis to our large audience.
Daily assignments will primarily include creating maps, charts, infographics, and tables in Datawrapper and Illustrator. As the fellowship progresses, you will have the opportunity to work on larger scale custom graphics in our graphics rig, which uses Svelte and d3. Projects could include creating scrollytelly stories and experiences, building custom minisites and pages, and working with large datasets.
Technical skills that will help you succeed in this role:
Expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Experience with data visualization, especially map and chart making
Experience working in charting tools like Datawrapper or Flourish
Experience working with Svelte or similar frameworks a plus
Attention to detail, strong typography and layout skills, and use of color
Understanding of best practices for data visualizations
Experience working with a mobile-first mentality
Knowledge of accessibility standards and practices
Soft skills that will help you succeed in this role:
You have a passion for visual storytelling and data journalism
You want to tell unique stories using data and interactive graphics
You love all things data viz and think outside of the box of how we can display data
You know how to work under a deadline and juggle multiple projects at a time
You're a confident designer, comfortable pitching and defending your work
You’re a quick learner and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
Openness when receiving and giving feedback and critiques
Excellent communication skills with teammates and Senior Editors
Willingness to expand and practice skills outside their expertise or comfort zone
This fulltime fellowship is based in the UK and will last for six months from a start date in January 2023. You are welcome to work from our office in Old Street, central London, or remotely.
Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.
About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.
Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.