Data Editor - The Guardian

Editor25/08/201525/08/2015The GuardianNew York City, New York, United StatesData SkillsStatisticsSpreadsheetsDatabase ManagementRSPSSStataTableauGoogle Fusion TablesDatawrapperD3Experience on a major website, newspaper or magazine; Proven experience working with political polling data; Experience using data, numbers and statistics in journalism to create content across different platforms; Experience synthesising, simplifying and presenting complex information in an appealing, clear and innovative way; Statistics and analysis experience: familiarity with quantitative methods in social science; Knowledge of and interest in current affairs, domestically and internationally, politics, economics, science and culture – and understanding of data in these (eg polling, census, economic and financial data etc.); Track record of producing impactful pieces of data journalism.; Understanding of the context and human side of numbers, data and non-data stories that demand better context; Experience acquiring, cleaning and analysing datasets and a demonstrated ability to go from analysis to story, often under tight deadline; Mastery of social media, multimedia and data visualization; Outstanding news judgement; Ability to collaborate with a range of people in the newsroom, including reporters, editors, graphic artists, developers, etc.; Excellent written and verbal communications skills; Ability to analyze, compare and visualize detailed polling data; Creative and forward-looking, and track record of generating original ideas; Playful intelligence and nose for a fun story; Skilled with desktop spreadsheet and database software, such as MS Excel and MS Access; Knowledge of basic statistics and statistical software packages (R, SPSS, Stata, etc.); Experience of working with data visualisation tools (Tableau / Google Fusion Tables / DataWrapper / D3 / etc.); Great attention to detail; Self-starter; Willingness to embrace change and show initiative; ResilienceThe Data Editor will create data-driven news stories, features and projects across the Guardian US newsroom and the world. With a combination of words and self-made graphics, this next-generation journalist will cover everything from polls to top-line statistics and trend stories, producing regular content that is data-driven, engaging and highly shareable. Key responsibilities: Conceive, write and produce data-driven stories and analysis, from quick-hit articles and analysis on the news of the day, to medium-term features on viral stories of the week, to longer-term enterprise projects and investigations.; Liaise and collaborate with reporters across the newsroom on a range of data-focused stories.; Report, follow and build a renewed Guardian US identity around political polling data on the 2016 campaign and beyond.; Generate story ideas and projects that are driven by data and original reporting.; Interrogate data and make incisive arguments about what it says; Work closely with departments across the Guardian to provide supporting data, statistics and charts to accompany regular stories, features, videos and interactive projects.Applyhttp://theguardian.comYes