The Data Editor will lead the data-driven projects across the newsroom. This individual will help set a strategy for both smart use of routine data in everyday pieces and for ways to drive long-term, investigative reporting efforts. Manages data journalists and works with beat reporters on some of our most important work. This is a highly collaborative role, with strong ties to both our traditional reporters and our graphics team.
o Leads a small team of data reporters and works on some of our biggest, most complicated stories.
o Helps reporters use data to break news and tell stories, using data from a range of sources, both internal and external. Helps craft methodology published with articles that explains clearly how we do what we do.
o Participates in story idea meetings across the newsroom and discusses data-oriented reporting and help put in place data standards across teams.
o Works with the data visualization unit to develop graphics to enhance our reporting.
o Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
o Experience in using statistics and data concepts in a newsroom to produce top-notch journalism.
o Ability to help build best practices standards for data-based reporting.
o Proficiency in programming languages R or Python, along with skills in SQL, Excel and web-scraping techniques.
o Exceptional curiosity and news judgment to unpack complicated legal and government actions and help reporters make them relevant and interesting.
o Ability to work on reporting projects independently, as well as part of a team.
Education and Experience:
o Bachelor’s degree.
o Minimum 3+ years’ experience working for a news organization.
o Demonstrated expertise in computer science fundamentals and building applications at-scale using Microsoft and open-source technology.
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