Job Introduction The Digital England team is a cross-disciplinary team of editorial digital specialists within BBC News. The team brings together online journalists in News and Sport, social media leads and live content specialists to provide digital coverage of the best stories from across the country.
Role Responsibility Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the ER Data Unit and Digital England to bring our stories to life through data.
Devising and executing data journalism projects from idea to delivery alongside editorial colleagues and presenting data across BBC News platforms
Providing support to editorial colleagues on content involving data and helping spread the understanding of the discipline through best practice
The Ideal Candidate You will be an experienced journalist and a self-starter, brimming with story ideas, comfortable with statistics and have the expertise to delve beneath the headline figures to deliver the whole story to our audiences.
You will be expected to have your own original ideas on how to best apply data-driven journalism - either to complement news stories or to identify original stories..
You should be excited about developing the way that data is interpreted and presented on the web, from heavy number crunching, to dynamic mapping and interactive graphics.
You will be able to crunch the data yourself and be able to work with designers and developers to create co...
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You will be able to crunch the data yourself and be able to work with designers and developers to create content that will engage our audience.
Package Description Grade: 57
6 month attachment/fixed term contract. Please ensure you have your line manager's approval to apply for an attachment.
Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.
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