Higher education is awash in data—graduation rates, endowments, salaries, federal grants, scholarly citations—and we need someone to help make sense of it all. We're seeking an entry-level database reporter to join our newsroom in Washington, D.C.
We're looking for someone who can work with reporters across the newsroom, collaborating on individual stories, proposing new projects, and maintaining existing databases. The reporter will coordinate several of our high-profile annual projects, including our widely-cited survey of presidential pay, and will collaborate with designers and developers on data presentations.
The ideal candidate loves using data to tell important investigative stories, has an interest in higher education, and is fascinated by the journalism of ideas.
One-year experience (or equivalent) in computer-assisted reporting.
Strong writing ability.
In-depth knowledge of a range of computer-assisted reporting tools, especially MySQL and Excel.
Some programming ability (e.g., writing the occasional web scraping script in Python) a big plus.
Outstanding attention to detail is a must.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and links to work examples to editorialsearch@chronicle.
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