Join our dynamic, national award-winning team to bring honesty to one of the most corrupt states in the union. If you love changing the world, getting laws passed and skewering evildoers with facts, numbers and richly textured storytelling, this is the job for you. This job is based at the Asbury Park Press but will work across newsrooms in New Jersey and be part of the Atlantic Group (five states) in Gannett. You will also have opportunities to work with USA TODAY’s national investigative teams on regional projects.
The job: You will be at the center of our investigative and deep-dive enterprise efforts. Your mission will be to identify stories and data for short and long-term articles, work with reporters and visual journalists to shape the story and deliver powerful content to our subscribers on a regular basis. Solid writing and editing skills are essential.
The data: You are an experienced CAR maven who can pluck a story from a blizzard of numbers, work collaboratively with reporters to tell compelling narratives, and boil complex issues into easy-to-digest prose and graphics.
You will work with some of the best journalists in the nation, including Pulitzer finalists and winners of the Selden Ring, Farfel and Scripps Howard prizes, and Murrow, NABJ, Online News Association, Deadline Club and National Headliners awards.
Required skills: MySQL; Python or similar scripting language; clear and powerful writing style; ArcGIS or similar mapping system; R or similar language for statistical computing and graphics; able to build online applications and back-office tools to clean non-linear, fuzzy and dirty data; and experience with open records laws and negotiating with gatekeepers for data.
We want to see what you have done. Tell us in the cover letter how your work got problems fixed and send us 5-7 links to your most powerful pieces.
Gannett prides itself on diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. We warmly welcome applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ, veterans and all diverse communities.