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Data Journalist

The Caymanian Compass is seeking a data journalist for our newsroom.

The Compass is the only daily newspaper in the Cayman Islands, an English-speaking U.K. territory in the Caribbean with a population of about 55,000 people.

Cayman is known internationally as a luxury travel destination and offshore financial center, but the territory also has a robust development sector and is poised to join the vanguard of innovation in the healthcare industry.

Residents of Cayman enjoy first-world standards of living, along with year-round sunshine and no direct taxation.

The territory’s first open records law was passed in 2007 – the data exist, but the Compass needs the right person with the right skills to make sense of it all, and explain it to everyone else.

The Compass is looking for an enterprising journalist with computer-assisted reporting skills to lead all data-driven projects, collaborate on other stories and mentor newsroom colleagues, of whom there are about a dozen. This is a new position representing a new area of focus for the newspaper, which is published in print and online (www.caycompass.com).

Established in 1965, the Compass changed ownership last year, and the publisher – who is also the editor-in-chief – has ambitious plans for growth.

Applicants must have a relevant university or college degree and have at least 2 years of journalism experience in the newspaper and/or publishing industry, with significant experience using open records to create data-driven projects.

Applicants must be able to take large amounts of information and present it in meaningful ways, such as through maps, graphics, databases and old-fashioned text. Applicants should be able to demonstrate basic programming skills and familiarity with software required to execute data-driven projects and present them in print and online.

Please forward cv's/resumes, references and supporting links to: joanna.maddison@cfp.ky