ACBJ seeks national research editor
The Editor, National Research oversees the strategic side of research and List data collection by ACBJ’s newsrooms. The ideal candidate has a deep background in journalism and a passion for data and visual storytelling. This position will be tasked with elevating the storytelling and journalism of our List products across print and digital products.
Please submit relevant materials to vice president of content Jon Wile via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for application is Dec. 15.
** Elevate the journalism of List and data stories across all platforms, which includes training on data storytelling, sharing best practices/processes and highlighting examples of great work. ** Work with newsrooms to prioritize regular collaboration between editors, designers and researchers/data editors. ** Streamline List topics and data points collected to form a unified national data collection. ** Assist newsrooms with editorial calendar curation in regard to Lists and Special Report/Focus sections. ** Help local editors hire Data Editors and Reporters, in collaboration with Director, Editorial Recruiting and Development. ** Develop unscheduled Lists and data packages that offer critical insight about local newsworthy topics of the moment. ** Take on other duties assigned by Director, Editorial Data & Analysis as needed.
** Extensive experience working with Excel, Tableau, Infogr.am, databases and other data mining and visualization tools. ** Strategic mindset that understands the balance between local autonomy and national collaboration. ** Understanding of local market newsrooms and how they operate. ** Excellent communication, cross-group collaboration, and planning skills with a strict attention to details and deadlines.
** Deep background in journalism and a passion for data. ** Three to five years of editing experience in an ACBJ newsroom.