Data Journalist- Thomson Reuters

Data Journalist, The Insurer (Reuters)


This hybrid position is based in London with hybrid working available.


Want to use data to tell insightful news stories about complex, technical issues? Want to use your analytical reporting skills to deliver crucial news insights for the insurance industry? If so this might be the role for you.


The Insurer – now part of Reuters News – is a market-leading specialty (re)insurance news, analysis and data service. We’re looking for a London-based Data Journalist to join The Insurer’s news desk and deliver key news to our global audience of professionals

As part of this new position, you’ll work as part of a wider news and research team and will use data to help uncover key trends impacting the (re)insurance market. Your articles will be focused on a variety of topics, from companies operating within the (re)insurance marketplace to the factors currently driving the shifting risk landscape, such as climate change and political uncertainty. As a Data Journalist, you’ll create articles and data visualizations that generate insightful market intelligence for our audience of insurance and re-insurance market participants.

About the Role

As a Data Journalist at The Insurer (Reuters), you will:

  • Use data to illuminate and identify industry trends within the insurance and re-insurance industry by using – and telling stories through – quantitative data sets.
  • Identify and mine new sources of data which can inform our readership of industry professionals.
  • Use this data – alongside visualisation tools – to help tell compelling stories.
  • Write news, analysis and features: This role offers the opportunity to develop your writing skills in both short and long-form content across our multiple platforms.

About You

You’re a fit for the role of Data Journalist at The Insurer (Reuters) if your background includes:

  • Demonstrable experience of telling stories and informing an audience through data sets.
  • A proven ability to report on technical and complex issues. Please note, we do not require prior experience of reporting on the insurance industry. An interest in the insurance industry and a desire to learn how it intersects with different industries and impacts global economies is important.
  • The ability to pitch ideas that are enhanced by data-driven news and analysis and a proven appetite to dig beneath the surface on specific industry themes.
  • Experience of the insurance or financial services sectors is preferred but not essential
  • Advanced skills in spreadsheets and SQL
  • Experience in Python, R or a similar high-level language is desirable.


Please Note: Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday 9th June 2024. Early applications are encouraged.

What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:


  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

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