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Data Visualization Developer

Washington DC
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We are seeking a talented data visualization developer to join our vibrant and growing team. To build on our continued success with powerful digital content, we're looking for a talented and multifaceted visual thinker. This is a unique opportunity to deliver our vital research to an expanding audience and to explore the possibilities of telling stories with data. The specialist will work closely with research center directors and staff, executive office staff, and the communications team to translate research into user-focused data visualizations, interactive tools, and applications for our website.

Develop creative solutions to communicate complex research findings to our audiences (including policy makers, national and local journalists, and the general public).
Collaborate with researchers and communications staff (designers, developers, writers, and editors) on the conception and construction of interactive data visualizations.
Create and refine static data visualizations for a range of digital and print publications based on our comprehensive communications standards.
Grow and refine our data visualization practices and standards—exploring new technologies, developing new style guidelines, or designing and building new templates.


What you’ll bring:
Essential skills
A strong portfolio of data visualization projects, from 2–5 years of combined academic and professional experience.
Bachelor’s or Masters degree in computer science, journalism , statistics, information science/visualization, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.

The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of the following:
Front-end web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Creating interactive graphics in d3.js
Cleaning and analyzing data (using R, Python, Ruby, Stata, or others)

Preferred Knowledge
Advanced techniques for charting in Microsoft Excel
Git and Github
Statistics and data science
Nice to have Online mapping libraries (especially Mapbox) and experience with GIS programs such as ArcGIS or QGIS

Data visualization specialist
Journalism background is ideal
Someone who is collaborative and conceptual
Someone ho can take complex data and tell a visual story in simple, easy-to-understand terms
Online mapping
Data presentations/data interactions
Interactive graphics creation