Database Reporter - The Chronicle of Higher Education

ApplyJournalistUnspecified23/11/2015The Chronicle of Higher EducationWashington D.C., United StatesSpreadsheetsComputer Assisted ReportingMySQLHTMLCSSPythonjQueryBachelor's degree or equivalent of 4-6 years' experience in database reporting. Ability to write clear and accurate stories. In-depth knowledge of a range of computer-assisted reporting tools, especially MySQL and Excel. Some programming ability (e.g., HTML CSS, Javascript, Python, jQuery) a big plus. Outstanding attention to detail is a must.Higher education and the non-profit world is awash in data--graduation rates, endowments, salaries, federal grants, scholarly citations--and we need someone to help make sense of it all. We're seeking an experienced database reporter to join our newsroom in Washington, D.C. We're looking for someone who can work with reporters across the newsroom, collaborating on individual stories, proposing new projects, and maintaining existing databases. The reporter will coordinate several of our high-profile annual projects, including our widely-cited survey of presidential pay, and will collaborate with designers and developers on data presentations. This reporter will also be a resource to others in The Chronicle who are interested in advancing technical skills related to computer-assisted reporting. The ideal candidate loves using data to tell important investigative stories, has an interest in higher education, non-profit, and is fascinated by the journalism of ideas.http://chronicle.comNo