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Data and Graphics Editor, Visuals


London, United Kingdom 06-16-2024
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Job Description
Data and Graphics Editor, CNN Visuals (12 month FTC)

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

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Your New Role…

CNN Digital's data and graphics team is looking for an interdisciplinary journalist who will help us do essential, creative, and groundbreaking journalism, with an emphasis on data graphics and interactives. The journalist will be part of the global data and graphics team and partner closely with their teammates and our other news desks to contextualize the news and cover stories about the most important issues of our time. They will help us find, report on, analyze and visualize data across beats, including breaking news and the intersections of policy, business, climate, health, inequity and more.

Applicants for this position should have experience reporting, working with data visualization and telling stories creatively, whether that's through dataviz, mapping, interactive features, webGL, or something else entirely. This is a position where you will be expected to pitch and develop your own stories as well as collaborate with others to create high impact visual and data-driven journalism.

Please note: This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Your Role Accountabilities…
• Pitch, report and edit visual and data-driven stories
• Create graphics and visuals, with an emphasis on data analysis and development
• Create and edit charts or other visual storytelling formats for breaking news stories and medium to long-term features
• Plan proactively and identify strong data and graphics opportunities for the data and graphics stories and stories across other desks
• Review data, analyses, stories, visualizations and graphics to ensure they uphold rigorous standards
• Collaborate closely with data and graphics teammates to document your work, open source data when relevant, and participate in skill sharing

Qualifications & Experience…
• A desire to push storytelling forward and the ability to think creatively about how we use graphics and data in the service of journalism. You put the journalism first, have impeccable news judgment, and are always asking ''what's the best way to tell this story?''
• Excellent communication skills – you should feel as comfortable walking through a story pitch with editors as you do working closely with colleagues to create and shape a graphics project
• A reader-first perspective and strong commitment to multiplatform storytelling
• You're comfortable working collaboratively, individually and with cross-functional teams
• Experience with the command line and Git
• Experience analyzing and visualizing data
• Familiarity with modern mapping tools (Arc, QGIS, MapBox, etc.)
• Familiarity working with some combination of modern data and visualization tools, such as Illustrator, ai2html, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related libraries (especially D3), R, Python, SQL, Excel, etc.
• Proven newsroom experience or data/visualization experience

Hybrid Working - This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g374n5-3-233-232-160-42 in your application.

Company Profile

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.