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Data Journalist, Writer

Company Location:
Costa Mesa
Job Location:
Costa Mesa
Posted on:
November 2, 2021
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Job Description

Experian is looking for a Data Journalist / Writer to join the team.

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses and society.

We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to work for. In addition, for the last five years we’ve been named in the 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine.

Experian Consumer Services provides credit education and identity protection solutions to consumers and helps businesses manage the impact of a data breach. This group is divided into two divisions; the Direct-to-Consumer team provides these solutions directly to consumers while the Partner Solutions team empowers companies to provide these solutions to their consumers.

Whether it is directly through our websites or via one of our partners, over consumers now have access to valuable credit education and identity protection solutions that help them protect their personal information. We are also the leader in Global Data Breach services, helping businesses for over 15 years.

Job Description

For more than 125 years, Experian has unlocked the power of data to create opportunities for consumers and businesses. Today, we have an opportunity for a smart, motivated, talented Data Journalist/Writer to help grow our content marketing team.

Working with other writers and our in-house experts, you'll leverage Experian’s vast trove of data to tell stories and create visualizations in service of our team mission statement: To be consumers’ trusted guide for timely, relevant, and unbiased information about the issues that matter most to their financial health.

As a Data Journalist/Writer, You Will

  • Wrangle data from internal and external sources, analyze it, and prep for publication
  • Identify topics and opportunities based on your data research and analysis that are relevant and aligned with overall company initiatives
  • Plan and produce short and long-form articles
  • Occasionally develop basic data visualizations to accompany written content
  • Assist fellow reporters with data brainstorming, fact-checking and analysis
  • Review data-driven articles written by other members of the team
  • Teach and encourage best practices for handling and analyzing data
  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders


The Data Journalist/Writer will be expected to conceptualize, outline, and draft articles on a broad spectrum of credit and personal finance related topics. The Data Journalist/Writer will be comfortable collaborating with our staff of writers, editors, compliance, and SEO specialists.

  • A combination of journalistic, quantitative, and artistic skills is ideal
  • At least 3+ years of writing experience, preferably for online publications in economics or a quantitative field
  • Experience working on data projects in a newsroom -- or experience doing statistical or data-scientific analysis, either in academia or in another research setting
  • Knowledge and interest in personal finance topics such as credit scores, credit cards, and loans as well as identity protection and cybersecurity
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments within tight deadlines demonstrating strong editorial judgement
  • A foundational understanding of data analysis tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Tableau. SQL and statistical software (R or Python) experience nice to have, but not required.
  • Ability to share published writing samples that show previous projects and experience working on data storytelling


  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, with annual bonus target of 10%
  • Three weeks of vacation to start, five sick days and two volunteer days (plus eleven paid holidays)
  • Flexible work schedule and relaxed dress code
  • This position will start out remote and can be 100% remote long term.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and it ensures that we live what we believe.

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