Data Journalist Full-time Job

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Source, clean, and analyze data to create compelling stories for The National’s web and digital platforms.

Provide context, analysis, and news lines on current events by examining and reporting on published data.

Develop and deliver original data-driven investigations, pitching innovative story ideas.

Collaborate with reporters, designers and developers to create visually engaging data visualizations and interactives.

Work with the social team to produce data visualizations for social media.

Conduct investigative research to ensure data accuracy and integrity.

Uphold journalism ethics and standards in all reporting activities.

Lead the way on data journalism best practices and innovative data analysis techniques.


Bachelor's degree in journalism, data science, or a related field.

Proven experience in data journalism, with a portfolio of published work showcasing data-driven storytelling.

Proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages such as Python, R, or SQL.

Knowledge of HTML or custom CMS preferable.

Excellent storytelling skills, with the ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience.

Strong research abilities and attention to detail.

Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques, such as Flourish, Tableau, D3.js, or Adobe Illustrator.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment and meet tight deadlines.

Company Description
The National was founded in 2008, setting a new standard for quality journalism in the Middle East. The National is committed to delivering quality journalism to its international audiences, offering readers six dedicated editions UAE, US, UK, Gulf, Middle East North Africa and International - giving them a greater choice and accessibility in finding the news that matters most to them.
With bureaux in London, Washington DC, Beirut and correspondents in key cities worldwide, The National has developed a reputation for providing in-depth coverage and a window into the region. The National has also been extensively awarded for its design, reporting, photography, and video work, while its indisputable reputation for excellence appeals to business leaders and decision makers.
Publishing across all digital platforms, The National harnesses the latest multimedia tools website, App, Videos, and podcasts - while continuing to produce a print edition six days a week in the United Arab Emirates.
The National is owned by International Media Investments, a privately owned investment company focused on building a portfolio of quality media assets across the globe.
The National can be found online at and online app stores at TheNationalNews.