Visual Journalist with front-end and data analysis skills

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Full Time
Mid Level

About the Team: 

The South China Morning Post seeks a talented visual journalist to join its award-winning graphics team.


Purpose of the Position:

The South China Morning Post is seeking an experienced and enterprising professional to join its award-winning infographics team. You should have acceptable design skills, a high interest in news and reporting, and experience with web development tools to produce visual journalism projects for digital, print, and social media. You will have a digital-first mindset with a keen understanding of the need for speed, accuracy, and brevity in creating content for SCMP.


In this role, you will: 

  • Create visual stories, infographics, data visualizations, and visual explainers for online (mobile and desktop) and print

  • Have analytical and time-management skills, and have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Work with geographic and mapping resources

  • Produce scripts and manage databases to create informative and visually compelling projects

  • Work well independently and work in teams with reporters, designers, developers, engineers, and editors

  • Work with new web-related technologies and user interface design

  • Build interactive web applications that allow readers to search and explore data sets

  • Help maintain and improve our graphics templates.

  • Adhere to SCMP’s standards and mission of leading the global conversation on mainland China with trustworthy and comprehensive reporting

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Computer Science, Data Science, Graphic Design, or any other related qualifications, with relevant experience

  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience in news media or equivalent

  • Good level of written and spoken English

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Creative, energetic, and independent with excellent critical thinking and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3.js, SQL or similar, Excel or similar, Figma, QGIS or related Georeferencing software

  • Relevant experience in Observable, p5.js and Adobe Creative suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects) is a plus

  • Experience in information design, data visualization, and visual storytelling

  • Project management and organizational skills



Please submit the application with a link to your web projects, Github, or digital portfolio. Applications must have a projects link to be considered.

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.

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