Data Visualisation Developer at Tortoise Media, Remote, 3 Months+, £Freelance Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Feb 17, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Data Visualisation Developer

Freelance, minimum 3-month contract, UK-based

Who are Tortoise?

The world needs a different kind of newsroom. Not chasing breaking news, but revealing what’s driving it. Built to cover stories not as they happen, but when they’re ready. Where everyone has a seat at the table. We’re here to build a journalism that lasts. A business model that’s responsible and sustainable.

As part of our mission, we have built a dynamic Intelligence team that uses data to provide insight and measurement around our five themes – belonging, longevity, technology, wealth, our planet.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Product and working closely with the Creative Director and Intelligenceteam, you will be developing new and existing index products, including dashboards, and contributing to the design and delivery of Tortoise’s data-led journalism. This includes translating complex information and datasets into visualisations that can be easily understood by our members.

What are my responsibilities & accountabilities?

You will design, develop and maintain the dashboards for our Responsibility100 and Global AI indices. You will also assist on the visualisation and maintenance of the indices. In collaboration with the rest of the design team, you will generate graphics, diagrams and visualisations to express Tortoise’s journalism in our app and website.

Must have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS, including extensive experience with the D3.js library
  • Experience of designing for responsive web and mobile
  • This is a mid-level role and you will have a minimum of three years’ experience
  • A passion for good design and a pride in your craft

Also useful:

  • Experience with the data visualisation platform Flourish
  • Experience with other visualisation libraries such as ggplot2, etc.
  • Experience working on indices or equivalent
  • Experience using cloud technologies, such as Docker

Examples of our work

Working with us

This role is freelance and full-time, and is currently remote due to Covid-19, but applicants must be based in the UK. You will be joining at an exciting time for Tortoise and helping to maintain the team’s reputation for data-led reporting, and thoughtful and robust analysis.

We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees, and we welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Interested? Please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio to patricia.clarke@tortoisemedia.comby 28 February (early applications may be prioritised).