We’re looking for a data reporter excited about reporting and telling stories with data. The successful colleague will work on stories and projects alone and in collaboration with a newsroom of experienced reporters and editors.
As a data reporter at Newsday, you will:
Undertake data analyses and help interpret results in support of enterprise, daily and investigative stories by you and in collaboration with Newsday reporters and editors.
Assist colleagues in brainstorming, acquisition, cleaning, vetting and analysis to increase the inclusion of data in our daily and short-term reporting. This includes working with journalists around the newsroom and digital /print presentation colleagues.
Working for the investigation editor and together with others with data reporting and analysis skills, be able to juggle project requirements while also being comfortable assisting with short-term story flow. The ability to help and teach colleagues is key to helping increase the data reporting skills of our newsroom.
Candidate should be a spreadsheet master and should be comfortable analyzing datasets containing numerous tables with millions of rows. They should also have experience with GIS analysis and using at least one programming language for data collection and cleaning.