Data Journalist

Vermont Public
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Vermont Public is seeking a Data Journalist to report and build data-based stories, visuals, and other products to create high-impact digital-first reporting in collaboration with editors, producers, and reporters inside the Vermont Public newsroom. The data journalist will pitch ideas for original stories and contribute data reporting and analysis for stories conceived by others. Through their work, the data journalist will bring to light previously inaccessible facts and stories in the public interest. The data journalist is part of a digital team and works collaboratively to create, adapt, and enhance all of our stories for digital spaces.

Who Should Apply?
Candidates should have experience working on data projects in a newsroom or experience doing statistical or data-scientific analysis, either in academia or in another research setting. Must have solid editorial judgment and the ability to write quickly and cleanly. Understanding of the tools of data analysis, such as SQL, R, D3, JavaScript, Python, and Microsoft Excel required, a degree in journalism or a quantitative field desired, as well as some familiarity with the state of Vermont. Candidates will be expected to have a high level of commitment and dedication to the mission of the organization and public media. Must be able to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with co-workers and audience, supporting and enhancing a culture of belonging as well as preserving confidentiality appropriately.

This is a full-time salary-exempt non-union position; the compensation range starts at $57,000 yearly average of 40 hours per week, commensurate with experience.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Vermont Public is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work diligently to recruit a broad pool of candidates and to hire and promote qualified individuals whose personal experiences, characteristics, and talents reasonably reflect the diversity of the communities served by Vermont Public. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, national origin, place of birth, race, religion, crime-victim status, genetic information, disability, HIV-positive status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran/military service status, health coverage status, and any other protected characteristics recognized, and as defined by, applicable law. Our equal employment opportunities apply to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We encourage applications from women, minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities

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