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Director of Data Services

Director of Data Services

Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) in conjunction with the Investigative News Network (INN) are looking for an experienced data editor to help the nonprofit investigative member newsrooms of INN produce compelling, in-depth investigative stories to help inform the public and hold the powerful accountable.

Below are the job requirements. If you're interested, please send an email, including a resume and brief description of your interest in the position, to If you have questions, please contact Mark Horvit at 573-882-1984 beginning Feb. 18 or after.

Job Requirements

  • Five years minimum experience in journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of software including spreadsheets, database managers, GIS programs, statistical software packages, social network analysis tools and text mining software for investigative stories.
  • Working knowledge of data visualization tools 
  • Strong editorial judgment and attention to detail in professional settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tools
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret needs, objectives and direction from multiple members and users.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Experience in journalism training
  • Familiarity with technical issues around web development 
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking under demanding deadlines

Job Location

  • Columbia, Missouri preferred
  • Telecommuting from within the United States considered
  • Some travel required


  • Full Time