Data Editor

Nov 04, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Chronicle
Full Time
The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for a smart, technically savvy Data Editor for Vitae, a new start-up that aims to be the world’s premier destination for information about academic careers. The Data Editor will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, and presenting data that tracks hirings, tenurings, and other comings and goings in the academic workplace. As part of the Vitae editorial team, the person in this position will play the lead role in establishing the Web’s premiere academic job-tracking operation—by determining how to collect and structure information, and by providing our audience with new and powerful ways to view that content.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of third party applications, including Microsoft Excel and Access, and open source solutions, such as Google Fusion tables, and Open Refine. Must be able to perform critical data analysis, including knowledge about statistics. Skilled in working with spreadsheets, database, and SQL. Experience with HTML CSS, Javascript, Python, and jQuery is a plus. College degree and 4-6 years’ experience in database reporting is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Data Editor” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.