Data Journalist

This is a remote role Full-time

Are you a data-savvy journalist with a passion for turning numbers into news stories? This is the job for you!


Village Media, a leader in local news, is looking for a talented journalist to quarterback the data-driven reporting we produce across our expanding chain of community newsrooms. The ideal candidate is obsessed with numbers — and figuring out ways to dig up those numbers and find the stories buried inside.


As part of this role, the successful candidate will also oversee our internal polling system, Village I.Q. This will include managing national polls, working with local editors to craft the polls conducted in their markets, and using the results to tell important stories.


Bottom line: Village Media wants to produce a lot more data journalism — from breaking news to in-depth features — and we want you to lead our coverage.


The successful candidate for this position has:


  • A solid understanding of statistics and the ability to analyze and filter large data sets and documents; 

  • Demonstrated experience telling intricate stories through infographics;

  • The ability to understand and articulate complex situations;

  • An understanding of emerging digital trends;

  • The know-how to verify and corroborate all information;

  • A track record of successfully compiling, organizing, contextualizing, and combining data — and then communicating it;

  • Uncovered wrongdoing by individuals and institutions with a focus on the public interest.

Our journalists:


  • Are compelled to find stories that matter to our communities;

  • Are committed to fairness, accuracy and transparency, and have impeccable ethics;

  • Have exceptional writing and editing skills.

Qualifications:


  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or related experience;

  • Superior language, writing and editing skills, with a thorough knowledge of CP Style;

  • Strong photography and video skills;

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends;

  • A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and a good driving record are required.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work

 

About Village Media

Village Media is where local news lives — and thrives. An ever-expanding network of community journalism websites, we cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in our backyards. A champion of hyperlocal news and information, Village Media publishes its articles on an innovative and scalable content management system (CMS) developed in-house. Born digital, our leading-edge company is a pioneer in its industry, continuously expanding its reach and changing the landscape of online news.

Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact hr@villagemedia.ca.


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