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Data Journalist

WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) in Louisville Kentucky seeks a data journalist for our newsroom.

KyCIR is looking for someone with computer-assisted reporting skills who can come up with story ideas hidden in dense documents. The data journalist will develop databases, produce visualizations and present information in a compelling way. 

We do journalism across various formats: online, in print, via video and radio. That's where you come in. We want to use data and graphics to tell stories in the most compelling way possible. The data journalist will be an important part of this newsroom.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is a growing, five-reporter operation under the umbrella of Louisville Public Media. We produce independent stories, but also work cooperatively with the beat reporters in the WFPL public radio newsroom and with other news partners. 


  • The ability to mine documents, scrape data, create maps, graphics, databases
  • Basic programming skills (Python is a plus)
  • Familiarity with programs such as SQL, MySQL, Excel, Access, etc.

KyCIR will be at the upcoming IRE/NICAR conference in Baltimore February 26th-March 2nd. Let's talk.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is part of the Louisville Public Media family which includes public radio stations 89.3 WFPL, 90.5 WUOL, 91.9 WFPK. 


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Human Resources

Louisville Public Media

619 South Fourth Street

Louisville, KY 40202 

Louisville Public Media is an equal opportunity employer, an Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity in the workplace.