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Reporter/Data Journalist

Job Summary

Burlington, Vt.-based newsweekly Seven Days seeks an experienced, tech-savvy reporter to join our award-winning news team.

Our ideal candidate knows where to dig for useful data, how to spot a juicy story in a spreadsheet and how to shape it into an absorbing human tale — working solo, or in collaboration with others.

We’re looking for someone who has:

• At least two years of experience as a news reporter, producing stories that are compelling, fresh, original and accurate
• An established track record of using data to inform and enhance reporting
• A baseline proficiency in Excel/Google Sheets (pivot tables, summaries, etc.)
• A grasp of basic statistical methods
• Demonstrated skill in obtaining and cleaning data
• A strong desire to learn about the latest available tools to visualize complex data in creative, explanatory formats and to keep up with this rapidly evolving field

Extra credit for experience using data viz tools like Datawrapper and Flourish, and a willingness to cheerfully train colleagues on using technology to solve reporting challenges.

The state’s largest circulation newspaper, Seven Days breaks news online, but also specializes in long-form journalism that involves innovative approaches to storytelling. Our news team has created public databases for reporting projects in recent years, one of them a joint effort with Vermont Public Radio that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. Our owners are all long-time Seven Days employees with a deep commitment to producing high-quality, high-impact journalism for a community we love.

We’re working remotely due to the pandemic, but the person we hire will be based in Vermont and will eventually work out of our Burlington office. Seven Days is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and three work samples by March 1 to newsjob@sevendaysvt.com.

Details

Organization: Seven Days
Location: Burlington Vermont US
Date Posted: February 7, 2021
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How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and three work samples by March 1 to newsjob@sevendaysvt.com.

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