Data Developer/Producer

Nation Media Group seeks to recruit a high-energy, ambitious visualisation specialist with experience working with large amounts of data and a passion of edgy storytelling to the position of Data Developer/ Producer in the Editorial department.

The job holder will be responsible for making large and complex data accessible and usable to a variety of audiences. He/She will be a key member of a busy data operation working on multiple ongoing, ever evolving projects of various scales. The Producer will be a critical thinker who is able to look at numbers and trends and come up with new conclusions and/or insights. The successful candidate will be required to work with journalists in a manner that conforms to the NMG Editorial Policy and Guidelines and produce engaging stories for a dynamic audience.

Key responsibilities

Make large and complex data accessible and usable to a variety of audiences using a suite of tools/technologies;
Apply digital tools to produce interactive multimedia projects;
Design and deploy unmanned data collection techniques as part of Nation journalism;
Support automation of data processes;
Recommend relevant data tools for newsroom adoption on an ongoing basis;
Identify, configure and develop systems to support Nation’s data journey;
Turn large volumes of data into universally understandable and easy to interpret interactive visuals.
Bachelor’s degree in a programming AND/OR statistical field;
Evidence of 2-3 years of data visualisation experience, including identification, configuration and maintenance of a suite of relevant tools;
Working knowledge of digital storytelling best practices, including SEO;
Postgraduate statistical qualifications.


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About Nation Media Group

The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s. As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as well as electronic media and the Internet which attracts a regular readership quite unparalleled in the region.