News Data Scientist 51 views

Reporting to the Data Editor, the job holder will be responsible for setting up and coordinating a newsroom data warehouse to support stories and new projects. He/She will work with Online Editors, Web Producers and Online Video Producers to determine the best ways to promote  journalism in the digital space, including data and in-depth storytelling.

The News Data Scientist must have strong data production skills, technical know-how needed for interrogating and applying data to current affairs issues, and the smart skills needed to conceive, structure, build and maintain a robust warehouse to serve multiple newsrooms. He or she will need a solid understanding of social media, internet culture, web analytics and the digital space. He/She will be required to do journalism in a manner that conforms to the NMG Editorial Policy and Guidelines for this dynamic audience.

Key Responsibilities:

• Set up and maintain a newsroom warehouse configured to support both day-to-day stories and complex news projects;

• Coordinate a data production workflow considering a multidisciplinary team of providers and a mix of customers on short deadlines;

• Draw content insights and infuse this into the newsroom workflows through regular editorial meetings and dashboards;

• Participate in content generation across categories and sites;

• Develop systems to support Nation’s data journalism.

 Bachelor’s degree;

• Postgraduate qualifications in statistics;

• Evidence of 2-3 years of data production experience;

• Working knowledge of SEO and digital best practices;

• Ability to write and edit, conduct research and interpret data.

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