Do you love numbers and want to use them for good? Do you love using data to find stories no one else is telling? Are you interested in connecting journalists and readers to make sense of complicated issues? InfoTimes is looking for a hardcore data nerd to illuminate some of today’s most complex and urgent stories, from disinformation to corruption and financial conflicts of interest.
You might be a journalist with a solid data-science background or a data scientist with journalism experience. Either way, you should be able to explain to an intelligent, but statistically untrained journalist (or reader) when you’d use a quantile regression or what’s the best (or worst) way to visualize a data set.
You’re the kind of person who has opinions about pie charts; your idea of a good time is a morning spent exploring Google Public Data. At InfoTimes, you’ll have a chance to apply your data superpowers to everything from breaking stories and big investigations to the challenges of building a reader-supported journalism organization.
You’ll be working with editors, reporters, designer and social experts, and our audience team, so the passion for communicating with and educating non-numbers people on data issues is a must. Statistics expertise required a degree in same a plus. Experience in a newsroom or comparable setting is a must.