Mirror Online is looking to hire a Data Journalist to work with the sport team
If Steven Gerrard limps off in the first half of a match, we want to be able to tell readers how that will affect Liverpool's chances by the time the second half kicks off.
From the mountains of football data that is available from each game, we want someone who can pick out the key stat that makes readers look twice.
Did Liverpool actually have a better win ratio without Luis Suarez? What will Ander Herrera's signing mean for Manchester United? Are West Ham really a long ball team?
The successful candidate will have a flair for plucking these stories from the numbers and using charts, graphs and graphics to help tell them in a compelling way that will get others sharing them. We are concerned with data visualisation, not just numbers.
As well as specialising in data journalism the candidate will also be required to work shifts on the online sports desk, writing and editing stories, live blogging matches, working on our social media channels.
The Ideal Candidate
This job involves shift work, including a lot of evenings and weekends around live football matches.
The candidate must:
- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Have excellent web and social media skills
- Have an excellent knowledge of sport - especially football
- Be comfortable working at speed and in a live environment
- Have design and data visualisation skills
Please submit your CV, along with an example of an article/site/page in the portfolio section of the application , where you think football stats have been done well, and one where they have been done poorly, with a short analysis of each.
25 days Holiday
8 Bank holidays
About the Company
Trinity Mirror plc is one of the UK’s largest multimedia publishers. We publish over 150 newspaper brands, including the Mirror and the Daily Record, as well as iconic market-leading regional and local newspaper titles such as the Liverpool Echo, Manchester Evening News and Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Digital growth is at the heart of Trinity Mirror's strategy, with a goal of developing and sustaining strong positions across print and digital channels.