[ddj] Job opening: Data Specialist at The Dallas Morning News

Liliana Bounegru bounegru at ejc.net
Tue Nov 20 15:24:12 UTC 2012

Here is another job that might be of interest advertised on NICAR-L.


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From: Daniel Lathrop <daniel.lathrop at gmail.com>
Date: 19 November 2012 23:06
Subject: [NICAR-L] Job opening: Data Specialist at The Dallas Morning News
To: NICAR-L at po.missouri.edu

*Newsroom data specialist*
The Dallas Morning News is hiring a newsroom data specialist to gather and
analyze data with a focus on quick-hit investigations and watchdog stories.
The data specialist will work with reporters across the newsroom, usually
in a supporting role, to spin data straw into journalism gold. As part of a
three-person data squad on the paper’s investigative projects team, the
specialist also manages the newsroom’s extensive data library with the
assistance of the data intern. The data specialist must have at least three
years of journalism experience (preferably at a metro paper) including the
use of open records requests and negotiating for data. The following skills
are required: advanced Excel, SQL and data cleaning. Candidates with
experience in social media, statistical analysis, geographic information
systems or data visualization are preferred.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and clips of stories where you did the
data analysis to: dlathrop at dallasnews.com.

Daniel Lathrop
206.718.0349 (cell)
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