Special Writer - Data

Newsday   Melville, NY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 19, 2022
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Newsday is looking for a Data Writer skilled at reporting and telling stories with data. The data writer will work on stories and projects alone and in collaboration with a newsroom of experienced reporters and editors.


Essential Duties & Functions

  • Undertake data analyses and help interpret results in support of enterprise, daily and investigative stories by you and in collaboration with Newsday reporters and editors.

  • Assist colleagues in brainstorming, acquisition, cleaning, vetting and analysis to increase the inclusion of data in our daily and short-term reporting. This includes working with journalists around the newsroom and digital/print presentation colleagues.

  • Working for the investigation editor and together with others with data reporting and analysis skills, be able to juggle project requirements while also being comfortable assisting with short-term story flow. The ability to help and teach colleagues is key to helping increase the data reporting skills of our newsroom.

  • Candidate should be a spreadsheet master and comfortable analyzing datasets containing numerous tables with millions of rows. The candidate also should have experience with GIS analysis and using at least one programming language for data collection and cleaning.

  • Work with digital alternative storytelling team and print designers to employ data visualization across all platforms.


Physical Requirements

  • The Company requires that the successful candidate hired for this position be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, absent being granted an accommodation due to medical, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief or other legally required exemption. If you are selected for this position, you will be asked if you are able to meet the requirement.


Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. In addition, Newsday Media Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities.