Senior Data Journalist


Do you love numbers and want to use them for good? Do you love using data to find stories no one else is telling? Are you interested in connecting journalists and readers to make sense of complicated issues? InfoTimes is looking for a hardcore data nerd to illuminate some of today’s most complex and urgent stories, from disinformation to corruption and financial conflicts of interest.

You might be a journalist with a solid data-science background or a data scientist with journalism experience. Either way, you should be able to explain to an intelligent, but statistically untrained journalist (or reader) when you’d use a quantile regression or what’s the best (or worst) way to visualize a data set.

You’re the kind of person who has opinions about pie charts; your idea of a good time is a morning spent exploring Google Public Data. At InfoTimes, you’ll have a chance to apply your data superpowers to everything from breaking stories and big investigations to the challenges of building a reader-supported journalism organization.

You’ll be working with editors, reporters, designer and social experts, and our audience team, so the passion for communicating with and educating non-numbers people on data issues is a must. Statistics expertise required a degree in same a plus. Experience in a newsroom or comparable setting is a must.


● Generating ideas for data driven stories and for how they might be developed and visualized.
● Exploring those ideas using statistical tools – and presenting them to wider stakeholders from a non-statistical background.
● Reporting on and analysing data in a way that contributes to telling compelling stories on an array of news platforms.
● Collaborating with reporters, editors, designers, and developers to bring those stories to publication.
● Exploring and summarizing data using relational database software.
● Visualizing and to find patterns in spatial data using GIS software.
● Using statistical tools to identify significant data trends.
● Representing the data team and the visual journalism team at editorial meetings.
● Leading editorially on data projects as required and overseeing the work of other data team colleagues.
● Using skills and experience to advise on best approaches to data-led storytelling and the development and publication of data-led projects.





Cairo, Egypt


Full Time



Salary will be competitive and based on experience.


● Basic data cleaning skills (Using google sheets and MS Excel).
● Basic data analysis skills (Using google sheets and MS Excel).
● Ability to use at least two of the online data visualization tools (such as Data wrapper and Flourish).
● Knowledge of Tableau Desktop. (Desirable)
● Knowledge of basic programming languages such as R and Python in order to be able to work with a team of web developers and designers at InfoTimes. (Preferred)
● Ability to tell data stories (in English and Arabic) for real people; your work speaks not only to data scientists and linguists but to anyone.
● Work with language data sets and turn data insights into compelling narratives.
● A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a newsroom.
● Able to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
● Able to train reporters and editors to learn new skills that will contribute to their visual storytelling.
● The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.
● Excellent communication skills.

Key Criteria
● Journalistic experience, including original stories involving data
● A good understanding of statistics and statistical analysis
● A strong grasp of how to clean, parse and query data
● Experience in visualising data and using data visualisation tools or libraries
● Experience of visualising data using map-making tools

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, Sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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