Deputy data editor – The Times & The Sunday Times (Lonodn)

The deputy data editor works closely with the data editor to deliver a world-class data journalism package for The Times and Sunday Times. They will bring stories to life with clean, clear and engaging graphics, interactives and data-led stories, ensuring all output remains true to the aesthetics of The Times and Sunday Times. They will work closely with senior editors on The Times and Sunday Times, including the news desks for both papers.


  • Work as a senior journalist in the Times and Sunday Times newsrooms to commission stories for our daily digital editions, as well as long-term investigative projects and features packages
  • Pitch and deliver exclusive story ideas and investigations, and manage the development of these ideas with senior journalists
  • Assist the data editor with overseeing data projects across The Times and Sunday Times, working with senior editors from multiple departments
  • Assist the data editor with managing the data team to deliver digital graphics, interactives and data-led stories as agreed with the senior news and features editors and help to integrate the team into the wider newsrooms
  • Forward-plan, working with designers, production teams and journalists on long-range data-led projects and packages
  • Work collaboratively with all internal departments, including commercial, marketing, technology, production, distribution, finance and HR
  • Assist the data editor to control costs, helping to ensure the budget is managed as efficiently as possible to agreed objectives, ensuring all products are commercially viable
  • Help the data editor to lead and manage the data team, developing talent and supporting progression and assist with building the team rota
  • Help to lead the improvement of data literacy in the newsroom by designing and delivering a data training programme for journalists
  • Deputise for the Data Editor when required, represent the team at news conferences and attend meetings with senior editors

Skills and experience

  • Experienced journalist with strong news judgment and a demonstrable interest in news, current affairs, lifestyle and sport
  • Experience establishing strong working relationships and building credibility with senior managers, influencing editorial colleagues, leading thinking and generating story ideas
  • Excellent communication skills, can communicate effectively with all levels of seniority across the paper and with external industry contacts
  • Looks across the media industry to assess skills and compelling story formats
  • An understanding of Javascript/React.js/Node and a basic understanding of R is desirable
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets and statistical methods: collecting, summarising, analysing and interpreting variable numerical data using Excel or equivalent
  • Experience using visualisation technologies for digital graphics (eg D3, QGIS, Leaflet, Three.js, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Highly organised, able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and with rigorous accuracy
  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland.  Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News

Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities – attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
  • Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes
  • ‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme
  • Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books
  • Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities
  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counselling
  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%
  • 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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