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Data Journalist

Job Summary

The Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization focused on investigating inequality, seeks a data journalist for a full-time, one-year position.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with large-scale GIS projects and experience working with QGIS, ArcMap or PostGIS. Familiarity with real estate and tax data is also a plus.
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job. Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., but we are working remotely under pandemic conditions, and open to remote work applicants for the duration of the one-year period for this position. Although this is a one-year position, there may be opportunity for longer-term employment should funding allow.
Public Integrity offers a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid vacation, holidays and personal days, 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.
● Acquire, clean and analyze data for independent and collaborative investigative data journalism projects.
● Build data visualizations and tools.
● Work with local news partners on co-reporting projects.
● Work with Public Integrity’s audience and engagement team to identify opportunities and problems that can be solved through public-facing interactives and tools.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Demonstrated experience working on investigative data journalism or equivalent projects.
● Excellent spreadsheet and database skills, including familiarity with SQL.
● Familiar with math and statistics needed for sophisticated data analysis.
● Knowledge of at least one programming language, ideally R, Python, or JavaScript.
● Data visualization skills.
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
● Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training.
Salary: $80,000
To apply: All applications should include a cover letter, resume and examples of data journalism work. Apply here.
This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit.
The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.


Organization: Center For Public Integrity
Location: Washington District of Columbia US
Date Posted: March 29, 2021
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