Data journalist

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Job Description
The Kansas City 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. Our
Data Reporter is charged with gathering and analyzing original data
on the industries, companies and trends driving business decisions
in the Kansas City region, and communicating what he or she
uncovers using both text and visual storytelling techniques.
The ideal candidate has the intellectual curiosity necessary to
find, analyze, understand and explain what's driving his or her
research results, using our database, documents obtained and
interviews with local sources.
? Collects and analyzes company and industry data for Kansas
City Business Journal's weekly industry Lists, using surveys,
public documents and other relevant sources
? Regularly reports and writes stories based on data from the Lists
and other research projects using appropriate narrative and visual
storytelling techniques
? Reports and writes cover stories for our print edition where
? 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 Kansas City Business Journal database of regional
? Actively looks for creative ways to tell important stories using
? Strong news judgment, news analysis and news writing
? A drive to uncover new companies to survey, push reluctant
companies to provide data and identify new data sources to
continually improve our research results.
? 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
? 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.
1-3 years of journalism or equivalent experience
A track record of reporting on business data - including a
familiarity with public-company, bank and regulatory filings - a
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

To apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clips
that best show use of data in reporting to Beth Hunt, director of
editorial recruiting and development, American City Business