Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is planning a new data journalism website to be launched by Christmas in an initiative which it is calling ‘Mystery Project Y.’
The company says it is in the process of hiring a team to build what it calls “a new site for socially shareable data journalism.”
Jobs on offer include those of data journalist, data journalism researcher, front-end developer and designer.
Details of the project appear only on a page on tumblr.com headed ‘Mysterious Project Y.’
It says: “We’re hiring a team for a new project within Trinity Mirror. You’ll be helping launch a new mobile first, topical, factual data-driven site, with the aim of making great data journalism and great data visualisations that people want to share on the social web.
“With an exclusively digital focus, the site will be publishing charts, graphs, facts, figures and producing infographics to explore both the day’s news agenda and a range of topics that people care passionately about.
“The project will be based in Trinity Mirror’s London office in Canary Wharf. Initially the site will be operating office hours Monday to Friday, but there will be some shift work to accommodate coverage of special events, and you’ll be expected to cover some morning and evening publishing.
“Just as we did with UsVsTh3m, we move fast. We aim to be live and publishing before Christmas.”
Details contained in the job descriptions for the project suggest that it may focus on politics and current affairs.
Posts will initially be offered on the basis of a three-month pilot period.