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Multimedia Reporter with data journalism skills wanted at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • CLTCostaCLTCosta May 2012
    Posts: 43
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Multimedia Department and Pipeline website are 
hiring a web journalist who can help manage the award-winning Marcellus Shale specialty site. The position requires skills in data visualization and computer-assisted reporting and encompasses long-term
 projects, daily breaking news coverage and enterprising photography/videography.

    The candidate will report to AME/Multimedia Allan Walton and work closely with Pipeline editor Erich Schwartzel, who leads the start-up team. Pipeline won the 2011 Scripps
Howard Award for Environmental Reporting and was named Best Specialty
Site by the Online News Association in October, 2011.

    Pipeline covers the story of the Marcellus drilling boom on
 several platforms, and this position will focus on enhancing coverage 
with multimedia interactives and explainers that can make the complex
 topic more accessible. The position also involves writing high-impact
 pieces for the web and newspaper and participating in a variety of
 multimedia tasks, ranging from shooting and editing video to the creation of online aggregators.

    The successful candidate will have experience coding and building 
interactives, photo/video skills and a working knowledge of
 audio/video editing software. The position also requires the ability
 to work across newsroom departments in developing innovative ways to
 tell stories and help cover major events like the 2012 elections. 
Experience with user engagement and community management a plus.

    Please send a resume and relevant work to Deputy Managing Editor Mary
    Leonard
    , Assistant Managing Editor/Multimedia Allan Walton and
    Erich Schwartzel.

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