Data Journalist

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Data Journalist- Chicago, IL 

Smarter Thinking. Real Results. Technology consulting has been our story for over 14 years. Companies from all industries partner with us for our innovative mindset to help them digitally transform to create market advantages, become resilient, and prepare for what’s next. With us, the possible becomes actual.

We provide strategic and innovative consulting services focused on digital experiences, engineering, automation, data and analytics, and salesforce solutions. Saggezza consultants work as part of a global team, and throughout their tenure, have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects across various clients and industries. We are chartered to do one thing, and one thing only – to bring enabling technology to our clients that allow them to move their business forward.

We are currently looking to hire a Data Journalist to join our growing Data & Analytics practice based in Chicago, IL.

Every engagement will be different, but you'll always be responsible for:

  • Pitching data-driven stories and graphics.
  • Creating data visualizations based on research and reporting.
  • Assisting team members with data research for graphics including creating content and generating maps.
  • Taking the concept from data gathering through completion by incorporating data-driven changes to transform data into something tangible
  • From a cultural perspective, we look for individuals who possess the following qualities that will contribute to our success and the success of our clients:
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: We seek individuals who enjoy contributing to the growth of an organization and who show commitment to the success of their team.
  • Problem-solving skills: Individuals at our company have well-honed analytical skills coupled with business acumen to structure problems, deliver solutions, and communicate insights.
  • Drive: Our team sets ambitious goals and seeks energetic professionals, enjoy a fast pace environment, and thrive in taking on responsibility.

What You’ll Definitely Need:

 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism or English.
  • At least 2 years of experience reporting and building data visualizations.
  • Experience collecting and cleaning data, with regards to best journalistic practices.
  • Experience using large amounts of quantitative information.
  • Understanding of front-end web technologies ( HTML, CSS, Javascript) and data analysis programming languages ( Python, R ).
  • Familiarity with data-visualization libraries (Chart.js or Dimple) and standard design software such as Adobe Illustrator. Understanding of layout, typography, and UX. Experience with mobile-web development is highly advantageous.

What We'd Love to See

  • Experience with data mining.
  • Interest in innovative storytelling formats, A.R., V.R., or 3-D.
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights or weekends, based on story deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and write detailed methodology notes.

Experience with any of the following:

  • D3, Raphael, Canvas, WebGL, or other rendering or animation libraries
  • A.P.Is
  • Tableau
  • Mapping tools such as QGIS
  • Relational and cosument- based data stores, such as SQL Server, MySQL or Postgres

 

Don’t tick all the boxes? Don’t worry about it: we still want to hear from you if you think you’re the right person for the job.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Diverse culture, experiences, and skills.
  • Our nurturing and supportive environment fosters collaboration across the entire organization.
  • We are not hierarchical but operate as a flat surface where every opinion matters, ideas are cultivated and innovation is encouraged.
  • At Saggezza, we are fortunate to have a strong mentorship program that provides every one of our employees the ability to thrive professionally and personally.
  • We are only as good as our people. Saggezza, Italian for wisdom, is rooted from the perspective that knowledge is power. We create thought-leaders who are constantly exposed and trained in different technologies in the ever-evolving world of software development.
  • We welcome innovators with entrepreneurial spirits to grow with our team. 
  • Consulting Magazine - Fastest Growing Firms 2019
  • Built-In Top Places to Work in Chicago 2020
  • Best and Brightest Companies in the Nation 2019 and 2020, Best and Brightest Companies in Milwaukee 2020 and Best and Brightest Companies in Chicago 2020

 

Saggezza is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.


 


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Saggezza's global HQ is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Just a 10 minute walk from Union Station with the CTA also right on our door step.
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What are some social events your company does?

Saggezza's commitment to culture and camaraderie shows in its event calendar. In addition to regular happy hours, interactive parties (once with piñatas of the CEO & COO), team v. team outings, and potlucks - every US employee is flown to and boarded in Chicago for our annual US holiday party.

John

Senior UX Researcher

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Unstructured data is growing faster than structured data. It is quite challenging to get the unstructured data parsed and extract important information to use for key business insights. Our clients are not equipped to manage this challenge, so my team is brought in to help them become data-driven organizations.

Veera

Assistant V.P. - Data Practice

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started here 4 years ago as an associate business analyst. I immersed myself in the culture and studied my mentors, who encouraged me to take on difficult projects. My career progressed to senior level, then project lead, and now a delivery and client success manager. The support system here has helped me quickly adapt and succeed in my career.

Beth

Client Service Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Saggezza has provided me the ability to take charge of my career trajectory by affording me an opportunity to actively collaborate with team members about the projects to which I contribute. This has allowed me to continue growing in the latest technologies and to remain engaged in areas which I am passionate about

Sean

Senior Manager

What are Saggezza Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Saggezza Inc. is partnered with the Chicago non-profit organization Lumity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Saggezza's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and meditation sessions from our Zen Room. Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Saggezza Inc. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of maternity leave for the primary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Saggezza provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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