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Visual Journalist (Web Developer II), FiveThirtyEight

Job ID 425676BR Location New York, New York, United States Job Posting Company ESPN Job Posting Area ESPN Date posted 05/10/2017
FiveThirtyEight is seeking a Visual Journalist (Web Developer II) to join our data visualization team. This position will use information design and web development to help readers of FiveThirtyEight explore and understand the data behind the news.


  • Pitch, report, design, write and develop charts, maps, interactive graphics, web applications and graphics-driven stories.
  • Direct, edit and produce graphics for blog posts, features and special projects.
  • Create tools for analyzing and visualizing data.
  • Contribute to planning and coverage of one or more of FiveThirtyEight's subject areas.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience creating graphics.
  • Strong news judgment, a solid understanding of current events, and a background in information design or news graphics.
  • Demonstrated execution of a clean, elegant, and sophisticated aesthetic; an ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate, and intelligent manner.
  • Experience with many aspects of data-oriented journalism, including traditional reporting, writing and data analysis.
  • 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

  • Experience with statistical programming languages including R.
  • Experience with cartography and mapping tools (TileMill, QGIS, TopoJSON).
  • Experience with modern, dynamic programming languages and frameworks (Python, Ruby, Node).

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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