Data Reporter

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Job Description
The Dallas Business Journal is looking for a driven and
innovative Data Reporter to build on the newsroom's strong legacy
of using data to drive essential, exclusive business coverage. The
Data Reporter is able to gather and analyze original data on the
industries, companies and trends driving business decisions in
Dallas-Fort Worth, and communicate what he or she uncovers using
both text and visual storytelling techniques.
Duties
? Collects and analyzes company and industry data for the Dallas
Business Journal's weekly industry Lists, using surveys, public
documents and other relevant sources
? Regularly reports stories based on data from the Lists and other
research projects using appropriate narrative and visual
storytelling techniques
? Reports and writes four to six cover stories a year using data
resources
? Oversees creation of charts and infographics to illustrate
research data findings
? Works alongside reporters and editors on enterprise projects that
include or are driven by data
? Manages the Dallas Business Journal's database of regional
companies
? Actively looks for creative ways to tell important stories using
data
Skills
? Strong news judgment, news analysis and news writing
skills
? Knowledge of computer data-management applications
? Proven ability to work with databases and spreadsheets to find
patterns and stories
? Meticulous eye for detail
? Passionate about finding and dissecting data
? Ability 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
? Ability to mine and analyze data from surveys, regulatory
agencies, other public documents and sources
? Drive for 100 percent accuracy
Experience
? 1-3 years of journalism or equivalent experience, with a track
record of reporting on business data
? Familiarity with public-company, bank and regulatory agency
filings a plus
Education
Bachelor's degree

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Beth Hunt, director of
editorial recruiting and development, American City Business
Journals