The ideal candidate will have experience obtaining outside datasets as well as building databases from scratch, but will also be expected to explain what the data show. The candidate will know where to look for new datasets and employ creative techniques to obtain data. She or he will also be proficient at communicating the results and limitations of analysis in writing and verbally.
We want someone who can work with reporters and editors to develop in-depth stories using data as well as take an interesting finding and turn it into a story of their own. Writing and reporting skills are a big plus.
Candidates with a passion for data-based, investigative reporting, even if they may not meet all the qualifications, are encouraged to apply.
- Excellent writing and reporting skills.
- Working knowledge of journalism principles and techniques.
- Ability to make data-driven stories accessible and understandable to INDG readers.
- Ability to identify, clean, manipulate and analyze databases that are appropriate for INDG markets.
- Knowledge of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes.
- Ability to use INDG publishing tools and other technology effectively with INDG training.
- Ability to work on reporting projects independently or as part of a team.
- Bachelor’s degree with coursework in journalism or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in journalism, preferably with experience in writing and reporting on federal legislative and/or regulatory issues.
- A demonstrated understanding of statistics and statistical analysis.
- Proficiency with a scripting language (R, Python, Ruby, etc.).
- Experience using relational and NoSQL databases.
- Experience with general web scraping and application programming interfaces (APIs) preferred.
- Candidates may be required to pass a test for this position.
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