The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is seeking a creative Data Journalist to join our news team. The ideal candidate would be experienced in collecting and sifting through large data sets that have resulted in high-impact stories and projects. Responsibilities include acquiring, building and analyzing data sets for individual and newsroom reporting projects; training colleagues in database journalism techniques; working closely with the graphics team to help with interactives and data-visualizations; and requesting and maintaining databases on a newsroom intranet.
Successful candidates should be able to work collaboratively on a team, write stories and help expand the newsroom's use of data in routine newsgathering and watchdog journalism. This person will be an advocate for incorporating data journalism into beats, projects and interactives. The candidate should have a strong understanding of open records laws and be able to assist reporters with finding and requesting public data.
Experience: Experience working in a news or media organization; however, candidates with transferable skills will be considered.
This position requires union-mandated dues be paid regularly.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.