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Wall Street Journal seeks data journalist for economics team

March 9, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a data journalist to lead its expanding economics team into a new era of innovation in the presentation of news and analysis. This person will conceive and execute ambitious projects—some in a matter of hours, others over days—to illuminate the Journal’s economics coverage on its Real Time Economics site.

The journalist will serve as the in-house data artist, transforming often complex subjects into simple yet striking visual displays. The journalist will find ways to make data come alive for investigative projects and enterprise stories, both solo and in collaboration with other reporters. This person must be able to sort quickly through complex economic and demographic data.

The ideal candidate should have advanced knowledge of Excel, SQL databases, and statistical programming (preferably in R or Python). A comfort level with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP is preferred. An ability to conceive and execute projects, alone and while working as part of a collaborative team, is essential.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.

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