Data Journalist - Money Hub

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About The Role

We are looking for an experienced Data Journalist with a passion for interactive storytelling to take The Telegraph’s award-winning financial journalism to the next level.

Working closely with personal finance, data and visual editors, you will take on a new role focused on finding innovative ways to tell the latest stories about money, business and the economy. You will use data, code and visuals to deepen our readers’ understanding of the key issues affecting their finances, whether it be the latest government Budget, surging inflation or a housing market crash.

You will pitch, research, build and write engaging interactive pieces that lie at the intersection of financial and data journalism. One week you could be working on a calculator, offering readers a personalised look at how they will be hit by changes to taxation. Another week you might examine data on high street bank closures, mapping where people are most financially isolated. Or you might work on a scrollytelling project that walks readers through the epidemic of financial frauds and scams.

The position requires a highly organised, self-starting individual who has both the sharp editorial sense of a seasoned reporter, as well as the deep passion for innovation of a technologist. You should ideally have strong copywriting, data analysis and programming skills – but moreover you should possess a willingness to learn new skills and techniques to expand the kinds of stories you can tell.


  • Delivering innovative data-led or interactive-led financial journalism
  • Collaborating closely with The Telegraph’s personal finance, data and visual desks to understand editorial priorities and develop ideas
  • Identifying and analysing key datasets to generate exclusives
  • Developing bespoke tools, calculators and lookups that give readers a personalised view on their finances
  • Maintaining a collection of evergreen pieces that offer readers’ insight any time of year
  • Staying abreast of the key trends affecting readers’ personal finances and the economy
  • Working with graphics and designs teams to create cutting-edge visuals, interactives and user experiences

Skills and experience

  • A proven track record of telling stories with data or interactives in a compelling way
  • A passion for financial journalism, personal finance and the economy
  • Data analysis and visualisation skills, ideally based in a programming language such as Python or R
  • Experience working with web-based technologies such as Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • An ability to write clear and accurate copy, particularly with regards to explaining financial or statistical concepts
  • An understanding of modern development practices, including the use of version control systems such as Git
  • Experience working with backend systems, including the use of cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

At Telegraph Media Group, we foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website

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