Reporter - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Journalist01/10/201519/10/2015South Florida Sun SentinelFort Lauderdale, Floria, United StatesData SkillsData MiningSpreadsheetsDatabase ManagementMapsMySQLOpen SourceTap into news budgets and meetings and collaborate with other reporting teams to identify stories with the best potential for relatively quick-turn, high-interest databases. Provide data analysis on enterprise stories and traditional mainstays such as crime statistics, test scores, Census releases, elections. Be creative in identifying and mining data sources to develop enterprise stories and enterprise angles off of breaking stories. Quickly shift gears when news breaks to report and write on a wide variety of topics, with or without a data component. Conduct regular brown-bag sessions with reporters to tap into a wider range of stories and help grow fundamental data reporting skills throughout the newsroom. This journalist will need strong reporting, writing and data analysis skills. He or she must have advanced ability with Excel and Access. Experience with mapping software, MySQL and other open source software is a plus. Strong news judgment, teamwork and initiative are essential.The Sun Sentinel of South Florida is looking for an enterprising general assignment reporter with exceptional data skills. Responsibilities: This is a position for a versatile reporter who lives to find and share the stories that data can tell. He or she should be adept at initiating and delivering data-driven enterprise pieces, eager to collaborate with other staffers who need computer-assisted reporting assistance, and ready to parachute into the fray when news breaks. This reporter will focus on short- to mid-range work that can be turned relatively quickly for the web and print. The job will be a mix of enterprise, spot news and general assignment.Apply