Data Editor - MapLight

Editor24/09/201528/09/2015MapLightBerkley, California, United StatesData SkillsSpreadsheetsDatavizDatabase ManagementSQLRequired qualifications: Two or more years of experience working as a researcher or data analyst; Demonstrated experience analyzing and citing data with expertise and accuracy. High level of proficiency with Excel and building pivot tables. A team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. 100% attention to detail; 100% accurate. Personal dedication to MapLight’s mission and work | Additional desired skills: Journalism degree and/or formal training in computer assisted reporting (CAR). Experience working with graphical representations of data. Strong knowledge of relational databases and SQLMapLight, an innovative, award-winning nonprofit that tracks money’s influence on politics, is seeking a Data Editor with strong data analysis skills to join its dynamic team. In this role, you will work with MapLight’s internal databases of campaign contribution data, lobbying data, legislative voting records and more to develop our data-driven news stories and ensure their accuracy. Ideally, you will play an integral role in MapLight’s editorial department, ensuring the quality and timeliness of all content we publish. You must possess impeccable attention to detail in order to manage multiple data inquiries and quickly adjust priorities to accommodate a 24-hour news cycle. Responsibilities: Ensure that all content meets the organization’s standards for 100% accuracy; Verify facts, dates, and statistics using MapLight’s databases and other reference sources; Work closely with data and research teams, editors, and communications staff while producing content; Work with journalists outside MapLight to fulfill custom data requestsApply