The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is seeking an ambitious, enterprising data journalist. He or she will work on data-driven projects with FCIR's award-winning staff; data journalism services to FCIR's clients, which include the largest, most respected news organizations in Florida; and contribute blog items and stories.
This is a new position, and you can help write the final job description if you have the skills and now want the opportunity to work on big projects with statewide and national impact.
Candidates should have the following experience and skill sets:
- Analyzing data using SQL queries and programs including Caspio, MySQL, NaviCat, Excel and Access.
- Using public records laws to obtain data sets.
- Building data-driven maps and charts.
- Working knowledge of WordPress and fluency in HTML.
We'd like to hire a data journalist with at least one year of professional experience, but will consider candidates with less experience if they have the skill sets desired.
You would be based in Florida and should be focused and productive with minimal in-person supervision. Must be able to travel throughout the state for work assignments. Spanish-language skills are a plus, as is knowledge of Florida news and politics.
Interested candidates should email a resume and links to their data journalism to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails with “Data Journalist” in the subject line will receive priority review. The most promising applicants will be asked to take a brief online skills test.
Please, no phone calls or direct emails to staff.
We will be available for interviews at NICAR in Baltimore Feb. 26-29. Please include in your cover letter whether you will attend the conference.
About the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Since launching in 2010, the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has won more than three dozen national and regional awards for journalism in English and Spanish. The Columbia Journalism Review described FCIR as “a pioneer bilingual investigative nonprofit.” Our journalism appears regularly on Florida’s NPR member stations and local television affiliates; newspapers including the Miami Herald, Florida Times-Union and The (Lakeland) Ledger; and in Spanish-language and ethnic media throughout the state. More information: http://fcir.org