I'm Nicu Calcea, a data and investigative journalist with over 10 years of experience in media, including reporting, editing, multimedia and camera work. Currently based in London.

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  • R
  • ggplot
  • Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Tableau
  • Google Analytics
  • Flourish
  • Datawrapper
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Why winter is a poor argument against bike lanesCity Monitor
Mapping the unequal impact of BrexitNew Statesman
Climate change is costing hundreds of work hours a yearEnergy Monitor
Citizenship for sale: How investment buys passportsInvestment Monitor
How the poorest countries are losing out on Covid-19 relief fundsNew Statesman
Uber and Lyft are cutting even further into the taxi market during the pandemicCityMetric
Is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme encouraging unhealthy eating?New Statesman
A lifetime of inequality: how black Britons face discrimination at every ageNew Statesman
Coronavirus is challenger banks' biggest challenge yetComputer Business Review
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New Statesman Media Group, London — Data Journalist
APR 2020 - NOW
Creating industry-leading data-led stories and investigations across politics, urbanism, energy, investment and technology.
Zoopla, London — Data Journalist (Contractor)
JAN 2020 - APR 2020
Created data-led content for the internal and external communication of one of the UK’s biggest property brands.
infogr8, London — Data Strategist
JUNE 2019 - DEC 2019
Research, copywriting, data analysis and visualisation for companies such as Spotify, Billboard, Oracle & Mars;
Responsible for client communication, project management and the delivery of creative outputs.
London Student, London — Data Editor
OCT 2018 - APR 2019
Pitched, wrote and edited data stories related to student and university life for a student-run publication;
Collaborated with other editors and reporters.
My-iClinic, London — Sales and Marketing Executive
OCT 2018 - MAR 2019
Developed a marketing strategy for one of London’s top eye clinics, delegated tasks to members of the marketing team.
Granat, Chișinău — SMM, Editor and Copywriter
OCT 2016 - JULY 2017
Helped launch in-house new media startup KOMETA and produced video news content for social media channels;
Managed campaigns for the European Union, SEED Grant, Wine of Moldova, Sandra and other clients.
Moldova.org, Chișinău — Reporter and Director
JAN 2014 - OCT 2016
Reported on current events & socio-political issues, interviewed regional thought leaders and helped grow the newsroom;
Managed the organisational arm of the newsroom, managed applications to US, EU and local grants and funds.
Privesc.Eu, Chișinău — Co-founder and Multimedia Journalist
JULY 2010 - MAR 2012
Co-founded one of the most successful media startups in Moldova before a successful exit strategy;
Broadcasted thousands of hours of video, interviewed top political and entertainment figures and facilitated partnerships.
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MA in Business and Financial Journalism (London)
MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Aarhus)
SEP 2012 - JUNE 2017
MA in Contemporary Philosophies (Chișinău)
Bachelor in Philosophy (Chișinău)