Data journalist, Press Association Sport

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Press Association Sport is seeking a data journalist to join its team. This exciting new role will be based at the company’s northern headquarters in East Yorkshire and will report directly to the sports editor.

The successful candidate will have strong writing skills and the ability to turn complex data into easily accessible copy. Using this data they will find the most attractive way to tell the story. They will also have a track record of generating original story ideas using data.

An excellent knowledge of sport is essential, along with experience of working in the media. A passion for digital is vital, with an interest in social media and an instinct for the kind of stories that attract attention on different platforms.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on their own initiative. An ability to generate graphics is desirable but not essential.

The role will involve evening and weekend work.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to ashley.broadley@pressassociation.com. Closing date is Friday, 10 June.

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