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Southern California Public Radio wants a Data Journalist
  • CLTCostaCLTCosta March 2012
    Posts: 43
    The Data Journalist will be responsible for spotting important trends and patterns, gathering, parsing and visualizing large data sets to help deepen KPCC’s coverage of news online and on air. He or she will develop creative solutions on how to present information to a broad audience as well as out-of-the-box solutions to importing and converting datasets. The Data Journalist is expected to use his/her background as a data analyst and developer to find new, innovative ways to marry the two to produce multimedia pieces that visually illustrate the news and embody a sense of discovery.

    Position Responsibility:

    - Collaborates with KPCC interactive, web, and radio producers, to represent information to deepen on air and online stories.
    - Works closely with Online Managing Editor to identify recurring data sets and long-term projects that will add depth to ongoing KPCC coverage of issues related to crime, health, the Southern California economy and other topics
    - Identifies opportunities and builds tools that can quickly visualize complex data sets for daily stories and features
    - Develops ideas/proposals for coverage streams, special reports, and editorially-driven custom applications
    - Encourages and curates conversation in a tone consistent with KPCC’s voice and vision.
    - Cultivates sources, identifies important trends in local news, and collects and verifies information through a variety of online and offline channels, and shares with other KPCC reporters/programs.
    - Provides ongoing insight and counsel to other KPCC.org shows and departments about their online and digital projects and ambitions.
    - Works collaboratively with other reporters, programmers and technical staff.
    - Ensures that all materials produced for the site meet KPCC.org program standards and practices, including standards of accuracy, fairness, objectivity and balance.
    - Consults regularly with Online Producers and Online Managing Editor over metrics and identifies opportunities to track success, grow traffic and engagement online.
    - Translates wireframes and requirements into visually compelling and attractive designs
    - Identifies and tests tools, techniques and practices for data and information visualization
    - Identifies, collects and formats data sources for visualization
    - Maintains and shares awareness of industry trends and new technologies and explore those that would benefit KPCC and the audience

    For the full list of requirements and tasks, and to apply, please visit the website.

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