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Timetric needs an intern for economic data journalism
  • CLTCostaCLTCosta March 2012
    Posts: 43
    Timetric needs an intern for economic data journalism – compiling/analysing data and writing about trends.

    Timetric is a fast-growing internet-based economic briefing and data company. It produces economic research combining independent insight with access to data delivered through innovative visualisation tools. The company aims to cover the world's economy with a focus on emerging markets and the UK.

    The data, graphs, and analysis produced are distributed worldwide. The intern will work on both product for clients and for the media and various educational bodies. The successful candidate will work closely with Simon Briscoe, (ex-Statistics Editor at the FT) and a team of economists.

    A typical day might involve reading a statistical press release, tracking down the source data, collating the data, and writing and publishing a story on it. All before 11am. Or you might be asked to collate data into a package that can be displayed, with associated commentary, on a media organisation’s website. You will be offered real responsibility – and expect publishable output – on day one, and you'll be working in a small team, making a difference. In short, interns face a wide variety of challenging tasks, under short deadlines.

    Candidates will need to have good written English and strong practical numeracy. The position would suit a numerate humanities graduate interested in business, economics or political journalism, or a statistics/economics graduate interested in telling stories about numbers.

    The position is open to full-time or part-time working. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. The company is based in London's Hatton Garden and will pay £95 a week f/t and expenses. Position available immediately and to last 2-3 months.


    Job spec:

    Requirements:
    * Good written English
    * Good numeracy
    * Everyday understanding of economics and politics (Do you read the Economist and FT?)
    * Computer literacy, experience with Word and Excel
    * High level of academic achievement
    * Strong analytical skills, and an attention to detail
    * Real belief in the power of using charts to tell stories
    * Willingness to learn about visualisation tools

    Nice-to-haves:
    * Record of writing well under time pressure
    * Some journalistic experience or training
    * Statistics, mathematics and economics to A-level or degree
    * Proven effective use of new media
    * Basic HTML, experience of working with WordPress
    * Interest in using computers for tasks beyond Microsoft Office

    To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter via email.

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