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Data Reporter

Job ID: 60648
Job Views: 437
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media,Radio,Other
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 02.05.2021

Job Description

Data Reporter 

WNYC is hiring a data reporter to join the growing Health & Science team at the country’s largest public radio station. 

Our next reporter knows how to find a story before it hits the mainstream. They know what New Yorkers will be talking about next week -- not just later that day. They know how to blend smart data analysis with compelling storytelling to produce stories that change policies and impact the lives of all New Yorkers. 

Most immediately, this position will be focused on the pandemic and vaccination efforts, but eventually, the team will broaden that focus to include environmental justice, health care, and climate change, among other related topics. 

The WNYC newsroom is passionately devoted to building a journalistically ambitious newsroom that reflects the tremendous diversity of the New York region. We strive for excellence in our work and change-positive, collaborative newsroom culture. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Scraping, finding, cleaning, analyzing, and interpreting data to find compelling stories for both text and audio.
  • Reporting some daily news while also reporting out longer-term investigations.
  • Writing clean, clear news stories that are factually accurate, timely, fair, and impactful.
  • Developing sources that lead to scoops you can’t get elsewhere.
  • Enthusiastically collaborating with editors, producers, and reporters on human-centered investigations and breaking news.


Additional Role Information:

This is a full-time role (35 hours/week) with competitive compensation and eligibility for full benefits including excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal time, sick time, parental leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role is currently operating in a remote capacity and will continue to be fully remote through at least June 2021. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff, and may be expected to work fully from the New York office when it is safe to do so.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.  The union title for this role is Reporter II.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity:

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


To Apply: 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and links/attachments to your work within your Jobvite application. Applications without cover letters or work samples will not be considered.

Job Requirements


  • Professional experience writing and reporting for a digital or print publication.
  • Deep knowledge and proficiency of multiple data tools, including SQL, Python, Excel, etc., and experience deriving insights from the data.  
  • Demonstrated experience working on newsroom data projects, including analysis and reporting. 
  • Experience building basic data visualizations is a significant plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and news judgment.
  • Strong interest and/or experience with local New York City news. 
  • Interest and appreciation for the medium of audio and text and how they can be used to reach separate audiences. 
  • An appreciation of digital audience metrics and an understanding of how to use them to reach new audiences.

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