Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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USA TODAY Network is looking for a senior Data Reporter with a track record of using data in innovative ways to drive investigative enterprise and to tell stories in non-traditional forms.
We are looking for a data expert who is a reporter at heart, who relishes discovering new and creative approaches to obtain, create, edit, analyze and otherwise use data to tell stories, right wrongs and provide insights that surprise and empower readers.
We want a creative thinker who sees data analysis not as an end to itself, but as a tool to answer interesting and important questions. You would be working on USA TODAY Networks most ambitious investigative work as well as with reporters from across the USA TODAY newsroom and across Gannett newspapers nationwide to drive a variety of short and long-term enterprise.
You will need to execute the technical work of harnessing the power of data. But just as importantly, you will need to be able to interview the data, draw conclusions, and help test those conclusions through traditional reporting methods. We want data reporters who are as comfortable talking to people as they are with cleaning a messy CSV file.
A collaborative mindset is fundamental to the success of USA TODAYs Data Team. As a senior data reporter, you will be called on to support your teammates as an active participant in group discussions. We want people who are good at devising strategies that bring their own great ideas to fruition, but also relish brainstorming new approaches to ideas others bring.
You will work with the largest team of journalists in the U.S., a powerful network of more than 200 local affiliates, with the nation as your subject. Our Data & Investigations team is based across the country. This position can be based at our headquarters in McLean, VA, one of our local newsrooms or remotely under the right circumstances.
Obtain and analyze government and commercially available data to break revelatory enterprise and investigative stories for use nationally and locally, across the USA TODAY NETWORK. Collaborate with, lead and inspire journalists nationwide to build exclusive, custom data sets.
Collaborate with data visualization and digital storytelling experts to turn data into the best storytelling formats whether graphics, data stories, interactives or some medium weve never seen before or even dreamed up.
Help generate ideas for data-driven stories and visualizations. Work with other journalists and developers to drive innovation stories and capitalize on alternative story forms.
Report and write or produce original enterprise and investigative stories in various formats, on your own and as part of a team of journalists.
Use your keen sense of where to find existing data, and relentlessly negotiate for data thats not easy to get. You should be able to think creatively, and fast, about building data sets from inconsistent records across many jurisdictions and help others do so.
At least five years of experience as a reporter for a daily news media organization, including a proven track record of collaboration on major enterprise or data projects.
Demonstrable experience obtaining and analyzing data to drive investigative stories, and using that data to tell stories and/or empower readers.
Mastery of data scraping, web development or analytical tools such as Pandas, R, and Jupyter notebooks.
You should be comfortable with statistics, know a variety of data cleaning tools and have some GIS skills.
Experience coaching other reporters in data skills is desirable.
Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent, plus newsroom data analysis experience that has resulted in repeated, high-quality investigative stories that stand out.
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