Data and Graphics Reporter
Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a Data and Graphics Reporter to pitch, report, and visualize data-driven stories that will inform and engage our readers. You will work closely with reporters and editors to conceptualize and execute daily and long-term projects across Chalkbeat’s eight local bureaus and national desk. Recent projects include a revelatory piece on the effects of teacher turnover in Michigan, collaborative investigations into school enrollment declines and which students were able to return to school buildings, and creating a custom story experience for a special project. As part of the team that leads data analysis and creates graphics, you will also have plenty of opportunities to pitch data-driven projects. This role involves a lot of collaboration and many opportunities to share data journalism tips, strategies, and knowledge with colleagues. We are looking for a team player who knows how to prioritize among multiple responsibilities, meets deadlines, and communicates clearly with coworkers. You should enjoy problem solving, from coming up with new ways to gather data from difficult sources to re-examining the most efficient methods of structuring an analysis.
9 June 2021