Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Data collection procedures
4 Year Degree
We are seeking a computational journalist to join our expanding team to cover the hidden algorithms and social platforms that play an increasing role in our lives. Journalism experience is a plus, but we especially encourage applications from people with quantitative/research backgrounds, such as statistics, data science, machine/deep learning or epidemiology. Ability to code well is a must.
In this role, you will:
Write software and conduct analyses that detect bias and other harms
Write methodology articles (example) that explain our analysis and results to both readers and experts
Work with reporters and other data team members with data brainstorming, acquisition, cleaning, bulletproofing and spot-checking
Wrangle data, including including the unstructured, messy kind
Scrape websites, including stubborn ones
Consume APIs, including poorly designed ones
We're looking for someone who has:
Experience working on data projects in a newsroom, or has done statistical or data-scientific analysis in academia or in another research setting
Fluency in modern and widely supported software languages, and an aptitude for and genuine interest in developing your skills in design and journalism
Solid editorial judgment and the ability to write quickly and cleanly on deadline
Clear thinking and sharp writing
Attention to detail and a love for making things
The self-discipline to work independently, as well as an eagerness to work with teammates on collaborative projects
A solid understanding of the tools of data analysis, such as database management systems (SQL Server or PostgreSQL), statistics software (R), Microsoft Excel, etc.
Additional Salary Information: The job is full time and includes benefits.
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