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Company: The Associated Press
Position:
Newsperson/Interactive Data Journalist
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 22, 2013
Job ID: 1477463

Description:
The Associated Press is seeking a data journalist who combines the skills of a data analyst and Web application developer with a keen sense of news value and an eye toward storytelling.  This position is located in our New York headquarters with the possibility to work at another domestic AP bureau. Join a team of likeminded developer-journalists working on data-rich news stories - from drilling into data sets for AP investigations, to developing engaging news apps for big stories such as elections or the Olympics, to producing newsroom tools that enhance our beat and breaking-news reporting. We are seeking new ways to tell stories, both in words and in pixels, and the data journalists will work closely with graphic artists, designers, video journalists, reporters and editors to find the story in the data and bring it to life across platforms.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience with database management, data analysis and Web application development. (We use Ruby for most of our server-side coding, but we're more interested in how you've solved problems with code than in the syntax you used to solve them.) Experience with the full lifecycle of a data project is vital, as the data journalist will be involved at every stage: discovering data resources, helping craft public records requests, managing data import and validation, designing queries and working with reporters and interactive designers to produce investigative stories and interactive graphics that engage readers while maintaining AP's standards of accuracy and integrity.

Experience doing client-side development is a great advantage, as is knowledge of data visualization and UI design. If you have an interest in DevOps, mapping solutions or advanced statistical and machine learning techniques, we will want to hear about that, too. And if you have shared your knowledge through technical training or mentorship, those skills will be an important asset.

Most importantly, we're looking for someone who wants to be part of a team, who can collaborate and communicate with people of varying technical levels. And the one absolute requirement is intellectual curiosity: if you like to pick up new technologies for fun and aren't afraid to throw yourself into research to become the instant in-house expert on a topic, then you're our kind of candidate. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.  Authorization to work in the United States is mandatory.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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