Data Journalist - Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

Posted Jan 19, 2024 - Requisition No. 122696

Bloomberg News is one of the biggest financial and business news organization in the world. We lead the way in breaking news and providing analysis on financial markets, from intraday coverage through to in-depth features. We are known for our quality, accuracy and ability to deliver news investors can use. It's what keeps us inventing and re-inventing, all the time.

Bloomberg News is seeking a Data Journalist to help us expand our Data Desk, a globally distributed team of data savvy reporters empowered to work on stories and projects across Bloomberg’s reporting teams. We are looking for someone with experience and a passion for digging through data to unearth previously undiscovered stories.

You will be responsible for finding and analyzing data to add hard numbers to anecdotal reporting and uncover trends. You also will be expected to pitch and work on your own ideas, as well as collaborate with editors, reporters and other data journalists in other regions to handle the data component of stories, larger projects and provide insight. Your work will cover all areas of the newsroom, from breaking news to investigations and special projects. You will work on complex problems, so you should have experience importing, cleaning and analyzing large data sets with code.

We'll trust you to:

  • Pitch and report thoughtful, accurate and timely stories where data analysis can drive reporting
  • Creatively source data, by scraping, merging, developing sources, manual collection or other methods
  • Handle tricky data, including data that is large, unstructured, error-prone, or difficult to access or interpret
  • Partner with reporters to acquire, clean and analyze data for larger newsroom projects
  • Work with the graphics team to explore and prepare data for maps, charts and other projects
  • Assist with code review and methodology checks on other data journalist’s work

You'll need to have:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a data journalist working with large data sets and extracting insight from data
  • Expertise in either Python or R
  • A portfolio of data work demonstrating editorial judgment, precision and ambition

  • Experience with github
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated continuous career growth within an organisation

Life at Bloomberg is many things, but it’s never dull. We’re a truly global business with a truly diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive and collaborative, and provide a work environment that inspires our employees to be their best. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive healthcare coverage, and programs to support you and your family through different life stages, from parental leave to generous retirement savings plans.

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