Data Reporter

Job Description
Dayton 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.

Data Reporter is able to gather and analyze original data on the
industries, companies and trends driving business decisions in the
Miami Valley, and communicate what he or she uncovers using both
text and visual storytelling techniques.
Duties
? Collects and analyzes company and industry data for Dayton
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 Day Business Journal 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