Editor, Data Visualization

Axios

Arlington, VA// New York, NY// Remote

Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that gets you smarter, faster with news that matters. We're hiring a Data Visualization Editor!

Why it Matters: In this role, you will oversee all of our data visualization work, ensuring that we consistently apply Smart Brevity principles to our charts and diagrams, and that the end product is of the highest quality possible.

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission, and have the following skills: 

  • Good knowledge and facility with data which includes strong news/dataset judgement 
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Openness to giving and receiving feedback
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, preferably in the news business
  • Excellent grasp of typography, color, and composition as it relates to data visualization
  • Technical proficiency in working with data
  • A good sense of where data fits into news
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator is required
  • Experience in full Adobe Creative suite  is preferred
  • Proven ability to manage teams to success

Go Deeper: For this role, we are very interested in candidates who have a background in news, statistics and data science, and who are interested in applying those skills in a journalistic context. They will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the Dataviz team and making sure work is distributed properly
  • Mentoring and helping members of the Dataviz team improve at their craft
  • Working closely with the executive editor on strategic coverage goals and ensuring that the newsroom’s dataviz needs are met
  • Identifying opportunities to collaborate on larger news projects, and organize resources accordingly
  • Acting in a player-coach role- helping with day-to-day work, pitching in on night and weekend shifts, and a playing lead role in large projects
  • Pitching and producing data-driven stories and working with other reporters to help them hone their data skills

**Don’t forget: **

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend
Apply here