Insider seeks a data reporter for investigations team

January 13, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Insider Inc. is hiring a data reporter to join the investigations team.

The Insider investigations team delivers high-impact, deeply reported journalism to both the Business Insider and Insider audiences. We’ve broken stories on Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to prominent financiers, the toxic culture at Mike Bloomberg’s company, allegations of assault inside Mark Zuckerberg’s family office, denial of healthcare inside New York prisons during the COVID-19 outbreak, and much more. We also assist, and frequently collaborate with, other reporters and editors in the growing Insider Inc. newsroom.

We are looking for a data reporter to help us bring effective and meticulously reported stories to life. The ideal reporter will be obsessed with locating, extracting, and exploiting large data-sets to illuminate mysteries and hold the powerful to account, and be able to confidently analyze data to marshal evidence and draw conclusions about the world.

They should also be conversant in using code and automated machine processes to assist reporting projects — scraping data, building bots, and creatively using the internet to find hidden treasures. They should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, and be fluent in the methods of the trade, including archival research, open-source intelligence, records requests, and old-fashioned reporting. They should be generous in passing on what they have learned to less experienced reporters.

Other skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

  • An inexhaustible well of curiosity
  • A desire to take on big targets
  • A sense of esprit de corps
  • A creative mind for ferreting out information
  • Sharp analytical skills
  • A love of chasing paper
  • The ability to fashion discrete data points into a compelling narrative

To apply, go here.

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