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Investigative Data Reporter


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Post Date:Apr 27, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:As Soon As PossibleSalary:Negotiable
Location: United States - Kentucky - Louisville Job Reference:
Job Description:

Investigative data reporter

The Courier-Journal, part of the USA Today Network, is looking for an investigative reporter who enjoys digging into data to tell ambitious stories that uncover wrong-doing and hold government accountable. Applicants must know how to gather and analyze data and translate it into compelling content on a variety of digital platforms. Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of producing high-impact watchdog/investigative journalism and strong data analysis skills. This reporter will be a key member of our investigative team and will work with other reporters and editors to conceive stories and help shape our reporting.

Typical job duties/requirements:

  • Relentless reporter who instinctively seeks documentation and requests public records
  • Compulsive about fairness and accuracy
  • Familiar with statistics and use of query analysis software such as SQL, R or Python.
  • Familiar with any software or visualization tools the newsroom has purchased, subscribes to or uses frequently such as Mapbox, Carto DB, Microsoft Access, HighCharts, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with open source libraries in JavaScript such as D3.js and Leaflet.
  • Experience and expertise negotiating  for data
  • An appreciation and willingness to tell data stories in alternative, visually compelling ways
  • Consistently write with clarity and impact
  • Ability to work collectively and effectively in a team environment
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems
  • Assist other reporters with data brainstorming, acquisition and analysis for projects

 

To apply, contact Joel Christopher, executive editor, at jchristo@gannett.com. Please include a resume, a cover letter and links to three investigative projects or data analysis efforts.

 

 




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Contact Information
The Courier-Journal
Joel Christopher
525 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
United States
Ph: 502-582-4295
Fax: 502-582-4610
Email: jchristo@gannett.com
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