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NEWSROOM DATA SPECIALIST 

The Dallas Morning News is hiring a newsroom data specialist to gather and analyze data with a focus on quick-hit investigations and watchdog stories. The data specialist will work with reporters across the newsroom, usually in a supporting role, to spin data straw into journalism gold. As part of a three-person data squad on the paper’s investigative projects team, the specialist also manages the newsroom’s extensive data library with the assistance of the data intern. The data specialist must have at least three years of journalism experience (preferably at a metro paper) including the use of open records requests and negotiating for data. The following skills are required: advanced Excel, SQL and data cleaning. Candidates with experience in social media, statistical analysis, and geographic information systems or data visualization are preferred. To apply email your resume to dlathrop@dallasnews.com.