Title: Financial Analyst with Graphic Journalist
Location: NYC, NY
Length: 6 Months+

Will be doing phone screens first between 3pm and 5pm

Project Summary and position overview:
Reuters News is looking for an innovative and energetic graphics journalist
to help transform our financial news file with insightful graphics to
illustrate stories for financial professionals.

The journalist will:
Create charts, graphs and maps to accompany stories about macro-economic
indicators, commodities, companies and political news to support the drive
at Reuters for new ways to tell stories to a financial readership.
In coordination with regional editors in London and reporters across the
region you will create graphics that simplify complex concepts for an
investor audience, as well as detailed, complex charts for financial market
specialists. The post requires a range of skills, including: the ability to
be creative in illustrating news; an understanding of the priorities of the
Reuters news file; familiarity with how large news agencies operate; ability
to quickly grasp financial market and industry concepts; attention to detail
and accuracy; technical proficiency with applications including MS Excel,
Adobe Illustrator, Datastream and Reuters 3000 Xtra. The successful
applicant should already be competent in most of these requirements and will
need to have the ability to quickly master all of these skills. Familiarity
with interactive graphics software would be an advantage.

Essential day to day responsibilities:
§         This position will report to the Top News Editor, EMEA, forming
part of the team at the core of the news file, focusing on the biggest
breaking news stories of the day.
§         The journalist will be expected to work swiftly with little
supervision under tight deadlines, producing graphics requested by Reuters
text journalists and editors as well as generating original ideas for
creative graphics that will illustrate historical trends or highlight market
risks for financial professionals.
§         The journalist will also play a role in helping educate and train
text reporters to expand the graphics element of Reuters multimedia
financial news file.
§         Will be working in a team environment and working independently

Required Skills
§         Ability to work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines
§         Technically adept with Excel, standard charting tools
§         Excellent numeracy to accurately check data points, edit charts
§         Familiarity with financial markets, economics
§         Ability to illustrate complex financial stories simply and
§         Strong interpersonal skills to work with senior editors and
regional correspondents
§         Must have ideas on how to illustrate
§         MS Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Datastream and Reuters 3000 Xtra
§         Be news Savvy

Top Skills:
Produce Graphics
Have experience with Financial news and how financial news moves in the

Nice to have:
Experience with Financial Clients (Wall Street)
News Room Experience

Education: Bachelors or Graduate degree in communications, finance and/or
graphic design

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