South Florida Biz Journal seeks a data reporter
South Florida Business Journal is looking for a Data Reporter, who is able to gather and analyze original data on the industries, companies and trends driving business decisions in South Florida, and narrate what he or she uncovers using both text and visual storytelling techniques.
– Oversees planning, surveying and analyzing information for the South Florida Business Journal’s weekly Lists; – Writes stories based on data from the Lists and other research projects, including six to eight cover stories a year; – Oversees creation of charts and infographics to illustrate research data findings; – Works with reporters and editors on enterprise projects that include or are driven by data; – Manages SFBJ database of regional companies; – Actively looks for creative ways to tell important stories using data.
– Strong news judgment, news analysis and news writing skills – Knowledge of computer data-management applications – Proven ability to work with databases and spreadsheets to find patterns and stories – Meticulous eye for detail – Passionate about finding and dissecting data – Ability to get people to tell you things they don’t want to – Strong customer service skills – Solid Microsoft Excel skills a must – Comfort with basic math – Ability to mine and analyze data from surveys, regulatory agencies, other public documents and sources – Familiarity with Miami-Dade County preferred. – Drive for 100 percent accuracy
To apply, send clips, resume and a cover letter to editor Mel Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org.