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London, United Kingdom

Financial Times

Focus areas: Data journalism and Interactives, Writing

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

The fellow will join our Visual and Data Journalism desk, a cross-disciplinary team of data journalists, designers and developers who apply computational techniques to all areas of the Financial Times' journalism.

Collaborating with specialist reporters from across the FT, we obtain, analyse, visualise and write about data. We produce graphics and maps, and we develop interactive graphics, games, and other news applications to tell data-driven stories in innovative ways.

After an initial period of training, the Fellow will work on the team’s existing projects and pitch their own. Depending on your skills and interests, this might include individually reporting stories based on data you have obtained and analysed, or undertaking statistical research, data analysis, graphics production or programming tasks as part of a team working on a larger project.

Our ideal candidate will have examples of prior work that demonstrates two things: a deep interest in global politics, economics, business or finance; and a strong understanding of how data analysis or data visualisation can be applied to communicating complex ideas.

No specific technical skills are required, but across the team we frequently work with Excel, R, Python, QGIS, Javascript and Adobe Illustrator. Demonstrable experience using any one of these would be a major advantage.

When: We are able to host a Fellow at any time between July and October 2021, but later in this period would be preferable.

Manchester or Cardiff, United Kingdom

Reach Plc

Focus area: Data Journalism and Interactives

Reach plc is the UK's largest news publisher, with a network of national and regional titles. Our mission is to reach audiences with content that is relevant, useful and truthful; we are passionate about local journalism and serving audiences on whatever platform they choose.

As our fellow, you would work with our award-winning Data Unit, as a data journalist. The unit produces investigations, stories, interactives, and graphics for use across the Reach network. During this time you’ll be mentored by experts in data journalism and be given full support to explore projects relevant to our readers.

Our ideal candidate will have great ideas about stories that matter to people, some data skills, and experience of finding and using data to investigate ideas for relevant and informative journalism.

A plus would be knowledge of ways of generating original data, such as through Freedom of Information requests or web scraping, through R or other coding languages.

When: Flexible

London, United Kingdom

The Guardian

Focus areas: Data journalism and Interactives

The Guardian is one of the world’s leading news organisations with a global, progressive audience. It sets the agenda through its fearless reporting, in-depth investigations and digital innovation – developing new ways to bring Guardian journalism to life and deepen our relationship with our readers.

The Guardian's fellow will work within the Visuals team to produce engaging visual stories. In the Visuals team we design and build first-class interactive stories and graphics that break new ground in journalism.

We collaborate with journalists from other desks and also conduct original reporting. You could find yourself working with several different formats during your time with us, from data visualisations to interactive quizzes and visual guides

Our ideal candidate will have some skills in graphics or interactive development, be passionate about technology and interested in creating the future of news.

This team could be a good fit for you if you have an interest in data visualisation, coding, information design, cartography or statistics – and candidates with experience in one or more of these areas are most likely to find a placement here rewarding.

When: Ideally July, but we're flexible

London, United Kingdom

gal-dem

Focus area: Verification and Fact-checking

gal-dem is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of people of colour from marginalised genders. With our online and print magazine, we’re addressing inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through platforming the creative and editorial work of our community across essays, opinion, news, arts, music, politics and lifestyle content.

We're looking for a full-time junior editorial role that will work alongside our editorial team. During the course of the work, and through specialist training, the Fellow will gain experience in fact checking, sub-editing and proofreading.


Alongside supporting editors, the role will take on some writing responsibility across our five sections, and support with print editorial and digital future planning.

The Fellow will be fully integrated into the gal-dem team and be able to contribute to our daily content discussions as well as working across elements of our fifth print edition. Has strong communication, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. Must have an understanding of the lived experiences of women and non-binary people of colour.

You must be committed to journalism which represents the diversity of the human experience, seeking out unheard voices and sharing the perspectives of people of colour of marginalised genders.

- Headline writing skills
- Experience in writing features, comment and essays

When: July - August 2021

London, United Kingdom

Full Fact

Focus: Verification and Fact-checking

Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking charity. We challenge misinformation where it matters most and hold to account the people and organisations that help it spread. Our work reaches millions of people, from factchecking Prime Minister’s Questions to tackling false viral images online, and when we find something wrong we push to get it corrected.

We’re a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter the harm it does.

The Fellow will be working with our in-house fact checkers and technical teams to identify and visually tell data driven stories which help expose and bring to life patterns within misinformation.

We’d be especially keen to hear from people who have skills in data manipulation and visualisation. Who has knowledge of designing web interfaces and application JavaScript. Has interest in misinformation and web scale problems.

Things that would be a plus but not a must: Understanding of NLP, machine learning and practical experience with tools used to process large volumes of data.

When: July - August 2021

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