Data Journalist

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #51573 |
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Onward Search is hiring for a Data Journalist. This is a contract to hire position in Buckhead. Benefits available during the contract period.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Pitch data-driven stories or graphics that use data-mining and statistical analysis
  • Create data visualizations based on your reporting and research
  • Assist other team members with data research for graphics, which includes generating map
  • Develop data interactives to work across app platforms and our browser-support list
  • Take initial concept from wireframe to publication, while incorporating editorial changes
  • Adhere to engineering best practices, as specified by our Engineering Manager
  • Research and learn new languages or technologies as needed


  • At least two years of experience reporting and building data visualizations
  • Demonstrable proficiency in data mining, programming, and data visualization
  • Experience collecting and cleaning data, with regards to best journalistic practices
  • Experience using large amounts of quantitative information in your features
  • Fluency in front-end Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Fluency in primary programming languages for data analysis (R, Python)
  • Proficiency in standard design software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in conjunction with Illustrator)

Experience with:

  • Data-visualization libraries, such as D3, Raphaël, Canvas, WebGL, or other rendering or animation libraries
  • A.P.I.s
  • Tableau Public
  • Mapping tools, such as QGIS
  • Relational and document-based data stores, such as MySQL or Postgres
  • Foundational understanding of layout, typography, and UX, particularly with regard to mobile web development
  • Willingness to work occasional nights or weekends, based on story deadlines
  • Fastidious attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate, and intelligent manner
  • Proficiency at writing detailed and accessible methodology notes.
  • Good engineering habits, including commenting code and using version control (Git)

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.