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Data Reporter

The Center for Investigative Reporting engages and empowers the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. Reveal – our website, public radio program, podcast and social media platforms – is where we publish our multiplatform work. We are recognized for our excellence, creativity and impact.

We are seeking a creative journalist who thrives on reporting and telling stories with data, in collaboration with a newsroom of experienced and dedicated journalists.

The ideal candidate is bursting with ideas, enjoys collaboration, and has a demonstrated record of seeking and unearthing important stories from a trove of data. If you apply, you should have three or more years of experience in journalism, with particular expertise in statistical analysis and modern data journalism practices and version control. You should excel at documenting your work, version control, backstopping, fact-checking and traditional shoe-leather reporting. And you should be able to skillfully prioritize multiple project requirements and process competing feedback from multiple stakeholders.

Experience in Python, SQL, data analysis, GIS, Javascript, HTML and building news apps are all strong pluses.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Conceiving and executing ambitious ideas for stories built on a foundation of data.
  • Executing both simple and complex data analyses in collaboration with the rest of the data team and the newsroom.
  • Working in partnership with external newsrooms that are pitching Reveal or are part of Reveal’s partnership initiatives.
  • Training other journalists to advance their skills in data journalism and programming.
  • Learning continuously, staying up-to-date, pushing us forward.
  • Writing clean, well-documented, accessible, standards-compliant, future-friendly code.
  • Representing the newsroom internally and externally.

You will report to CIR’s data editor and interact daily with CIR’s data team and award-winning journalists in a highly collaborative newsroom that’s thinking big. Your stories could be adapted into long-form text, radio, documentary film or some other wild idea someone wants to try. We value good team players, voracious idea generators, humility and a constant willingness to teach, learn and experiment.

This position is full time and offers competitive wages and benefits. CIR is based in Emeryville, Calif. Please use this link to apply. Note that we will only consider only applicants who submit all the requested materials.

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to diversify our workforce. In addition to valuing diverse life experiences and backgrounds, we look for people with relentlessness, camaraderie and a drive to make a difference.