Data journalist (f/m/d) in freelance capacity

We are looking for a freelance data journalist (f/m/d) for the Design unit in Bonn or Berlin as of January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible.

Your challenges

  • develop, research and sketch story own data-driven story ideas
  • support editorial teams in developing and executing data-driven story ideas
  • gather, clean, analyze and visualize data
  • collaborate with reporters and editors to craft the final story
  • bulletproof other journalists' data-related work
  • teach other journalists data journalism basics

Your qualifications

  • completed university studies or a comparable education
  • at least three years experience in journalism
  • experience in data cleaning with RegEx and OpenRefine
  • experience in data cleaning and analysing in Python or R
  • experience in visualizing data with Python or R, Javascript, Adobe Illustrator (ai2html) and mapping software like QGIS
  • experience with collaborating via Git
  • experience with HTML and CSS or motion graphics would be a plus
  • ability to tell light and entertaining stories as well as explain complex topics
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • high capacity for creativity and flexibility
  • fluency in English, proficiency in German; other languages are a plus

Your benefits

  • working in an international environment
  • taking part in a dynamic team
  • putting your innovative ideas into practice