Data journalist

Kansas City Business Journal

Posted Under: Kansas City, Kansas jobs in Advertising; Advertising jobs in zipcode 66101
Posted On: 2019-01-13 00:00:00

Job DescriptionThe Kansas City Business Journal is looking for a driven andinnovative Data Reporter to build on the newsroom's strong legacyof using data to drive essential, exclusive business coverage. OurData Reporter is charged with gathering and analyzing original dataon the industries, companies and trends driving business decisionsin the Kansas City region, and communicating what he or sheuncovers using both text and visual storytelling techniques.The ideal candidate has the intellectual curiosity necessary tofind, analyze, understand and explain what's driving his or herresearch results, using our database, documents obtained andinterviews with local sources.Duties--- Collects and analyzes company and industry data for KansasCity Business Journal's weekly industry Lists, using surveys,public documents and other relevant sources--- Regularly reports and writes stories based on data from the Listsand other research projects using appropriate narrative and visualstorytelling techniques--- Reports and writes cover stories for our print edition whereappropriate--- Oversees creation of charts and infographics to illustrateresearch data findings--- Works alongside reporters and editors on enterprise projects thatinclude or are driven by data--- Manages Kansas City Business Journal database of regionalcompanies--- Actively looks for creative ways to tell important stories usingdataSkills--- Strong news judgment, news analysis and news writing--- A drive to uncover new companies to survey, push reluctantcompanies to provide data and identify new data sources tocontinually improve our research results.--- Knowledge of computer data-management applications--- Proven ability to work with databases and spreadsheets to findpatterns and stories--- Meticulous eye for detail--- Passionate about finding and dissecting data--- Able 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--- Able to mine and analyze data from surveys, regulatory agencies,other public documents and sources--- A drive for 100 percent accuracy--- Able to work as part of a team and enjoy shared success.Experience1-3 years of journalism or equivalent experienceA track record of reporting on business data - including afamiliarity with public-company, bank and regulatory filings - aplusEducationBachelor's degree or equivalent experienceTo apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clipsthat best show use of data in reporting to Beth Hunt, director ofeditorial recruiting and development, American City BusinessJournals,

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