Summer 2019 Data Science Newsroom Internship at The Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Sep 16, 2018
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a data science intern to work with our newsroom. The intern is a computational journalist who will work with the WSJ Lab, a multi-disciplinary team that supports the newsroom with experimentation and research. The intern will work on developing new approaches for storytelling and defining best practices for algorithmic accountability reporting.

This is a paid, full-time internship lasting 10 weeks.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop emerging story formats and explore AI-powered newsroom tools.

  • Collaborate with colleagues from around the organization to identify high-impact experiments using machine learning.

  • Write case studies highlighting best practices in algorithmic transparency to be shared across the newsroom.

  • Help identify new data science methods worth exploring, and determine the processes and techniques by which we could use them for story development.

  • Help create a program to educate newsroom stakeholders about data science and journalism.

Key Attributes, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Academic background in computational journalism, computer science or data science.

  • Knowledge of R and Python. Experience with machine learning and natural language processing using open source libraries including TensorFlow, Scikit Learn, SpaCy, NLTK is preferred.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • Diverse portfolio of experiments and journalism projects using emerging technology.

  • Deep understanding of news media, digital journalism and content strategy.

The deadline has been extended, and applications are now due by Friday, Nov. 2 _._ Please submit a resume and cover letter. Only finalists will be contacted.


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Contingent Workers

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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