The Dallas Morning News is looking for a computational journalist to join its newsroom as a member of the data and interactive design team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a mix of high impact journalism and quick-turn daily stories.
As part of The News' data and interactive design team, you will fill one of the most collaborative positions in the newsroom. You'll partner with reporters, editors, photographers, videographers and audience engagement editors to help report and publish ambitious stories and projects through data reporting, analysis and visual journalism. You'll also have the opportunity to pitch, report and develop your own data and interactive story ideas.
About the team
The News' data and interactive design team is comprised of computational journalists, an interactive designer and graphics artists, but at our core, we are all journalists. We have a wide range of skills, including data analysis, visualization, front- and back-end development and visual design. We work on a diverse set of topics and story types, including elections and state government, investigative, enterprise and breaking news reporting and visual storytelling.
Experienced in the fundamentals of data analysis and visualization.
Familiarity with scripting language. We use Python, but we realized there's no one way to do something.
Familiarity with data visualiztion libraries such as D3.js and MapboxGL.js.
At least 1 year experience producing web applications using a modern development framework.
Other skills we use that if you have, awesome! If not, we'd love to help you acquire them: Django, QGIS, Gulp, PostgreSQL and Vue.js, among others.
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