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Publication or Company New York Public Radio
Job Title Digital Reporter - Data Journalist
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Non-profit, Radio
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Overview:

WNYC is seeking a digital reporter with experience telling stories based on data and an interest in using data and statistical analysis to isolate trends, detect problems and identify solutions in the civic life of Greater New York, with a special focus on education and youth. The ideal candidate will have the analytical skill to find stories in numbers and the journalistic skill to articulate those stories to WNYC’s sophisticated audiences. He or she will have a command of at least intermediate statistics, know how to write database queries and be facile with spreadsheets. This person will split his or her time between two teams in the WNYC Newsroom: Data News Team and the Education/Youth Reporting Unit (Schoolbook.org). WNYC will entertain candidates with an unconventional background – in, say, the social or biological sciences, economics or epidemiology – if they have demonstrated an instinct for identifying important stories and the capacity to convey those stories to a general audience.

Manage massive data releases from the New York City Department of Education at least 3-4 times a year
Analyze this data and other data sources for enterprise reporting projects
Execute enterprise projects, individually and as part of a team
Consult with fellow reporters on ways to visualize, analyze and organize data
Advise reporters and editors on the proper use of statistical analysis in reporting
Assist with the execution of multimedia projects
Work with reporters, editors and developers to continuously improve the SchoolBook website and its data services


Bachelor's degree required
A minimum of three years experience
Demonstrated experience with data manipulation and statistical analysis
Practical experience working with statistical software products (SAS, R, SPSS, etc.) a plus
Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary
Proven ability to meet deadlines
Ability to manage several projects concurrently
Knowledge of US, NY State, NJ State and NYC-area local politics, policy and data sources
A can-do, solutions oriented attitude

All positions at NYPR require:

The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the senior leadership team, colleagues, staff and external partners and provide motivation at all levels of an organization
Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods including but not limited to; email, internet based applications for internal and external communications
Affinity for New York Public Radio; WNYC and/or WQXR content and mission a plus
Compliance with WNYC/WQXR policies and guidelines
Ability to work extended hours as needed

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

Click on the link to see a more detailed position specification and to Apply: bit.ly/12uW7af

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

About Our Company New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as www.wnyc.org and www.wqxr.org. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. WQXR 105.9 FM is New York Citys sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the citys rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the stations street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.wnyc.org.
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