Computer-Assisted Reporting Internship
The Palm Beach Post is seeking a self-starter for a one-year, paid computer-assisted reporting internship with the newspaper’s award-winning investigative team.
Area amenities include palm trees, beautiful beaches, famous people, a little piece of every big national story and a special South Florida-sized dose of crime and corruption. Our ideal candidate is tech savvy and thinks like a reporter.We want someone capable of handling data any way it comes. The ability to download large data sets into spreadsheets such as Excel or Access, clean and search the data and identify newsworthy trends is crucial. SQL experience strongly preferred: If you don’t know what SQL is, don’t apply. The top candidate can solve database problems with ingenuity and skill, conduct interviews and write the story.
We’re looking for innovative ways to put investigative results online. Programming and GIS skills are a big advantage.
The position requires assisting all newsroom reporters with data projects while pursuing in-depth projects with The Post’s investigative team. The team consists of an editor, two reporters and 2013’s data intern, now a full-time employee. It works closely with but separately from the daily news gathering operation.
Candidates must have a four-year college degree or equivalent work experience. The job calls for working 40 hours per week but is temporary in duration, lasting one year.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and work samples to Joel Engelhardt, investigative team editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 17.