U.S. News & World Report is a digital-first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism, and advice that have earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.
As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.
You will work with a passionate and hard-working team of news journalists covering politics and policy, as well as with our Best Countries, Best States and Healthiest Communities rankings. Help gather, analyze and visualize data for projects across our News section. Write data-driven articles and listicles/slideshows as needed.
Underwritten by our partner, USAFacts, candidates should be recent graduates of a data journalism program or its equivalent. Evidence of work on a significant/ complex data project would be an asset.
Write frequent data-driven stories of varying lengths under tight deadline pressure
Assist in data collection/analysis
Help with broader data projects and data visualization
Follow the news and locate relevant data sets to provide context to the events of the day
Full-time fellow description:
Full-time for 12 months
We expect fellows to work 37.5 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Occasional weekend and night work
All fellows are paid $15/hour
Interest in news, politics, demographics and policy
Experience working with data
Familiar with content management systems
Able to juggle multiple assignments
Ability to work as a team member under tight deadlines
Experience working at a college newspaper or its equivalent
Ability to exercise sound judgment, professionalism and maturity in the workplace
Effective communicator in both written and spoken English
Good oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in use of MSOffice Suite, Google Docs
Familiarity with html, css and datawrapper
3.0 GPA or above preferred