Data-Driven Journalist - Bloomberg

Journalist26/08/201527/08/2015BloombergArlington, Virginia, United StatesData SkillsDatabase ManagementStatisticsSpreadsheetsPythonRuby on RailsAPIs3+ years' journalism-related experience, preferably with experience writing and reporting on federal legislative and/or regulatory issues; excellent writing and reporting skills; ability to identify, clean, manipulate and analyze databases that are appropriate for BBNA markets; ability to make data-driven stories accessible and understandable to BBNA readers; track record of producing data-driven stories at a major news outlet; high-level research skills using digital tools; ability to work on reporting projects solo as well as part of a team; demonstrated understanding of statistics and statistical analysis; and an expert in Excel, Access or other relevant software; familiarity with at least one scripting program such as Python or Ruby; familiarity with application programming interface (API) preferred. Bachelor's with coursework in journalism or equivalent experience.Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, and a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals, seeks a Data-Driven Journalist to work with BBNA reporters and editors to develop, report and write stories and analyses based on internal and external databases. RESPONSIBILITIES: Seek out, report and write clear and understandable stories for BBNA editorial units based on data from a range of sources, both internal and external. Seek out data, query it, manipulate it and analyze it. Collaborate with BBNA reporters and editors on data-driven stories. Work with the data visualization unit to develop graphics that would enhance and supplement BBNA reporting. Participate in special projects; and perform other duties as assigned.Applyhttp://bloomberg.comYes