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Dow Jones Director of Data Journalism in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a senior leader to oversee, evangelize and expand sophisticated and numerate data journalism across the newsroom.

The Director of Data Journalism will be a central conduit for the work of experts and practitioners across coverage areas. This position will collaborate closely with other senior leaders to drive ambitious thinking about data, helping subject editors improve and grow opportunities for high quality computational journalism and executing projects as needed. The role will be responsible for bringing rigor to the use of data and expanding toolsets into emerging technologies.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager who can use deep knowledge and skill with data manipulation to create engaging, insightful and unique stories.

You will:

  • Drive ambitious thinking about data journalism in all corners of the newsroom.

  • Vet and create datasets that can be mined for insights and ideas.

  • Ensure that data experts across the newsroom have support and resources to do their work, including access to technology and infrastructure.

  • Build a core of best practices and cutting-edge tools that elevate the work of data journalists.

  • Supervise and implement programs to increase data literacy across the newsroom staff.

  • Expand our data-journalism capabilities in new and emerging areas including open-source intelligence gathering, geospatial data analysis, natural-language processing and artificial-intelligence and machine-learning model training.

You have:

  • At least 12 years of professional journalism experience.

  • Expertise in using quantitative methods in social science as well as data analysis languages like R or Python

  • Familiarity with methods of acquiring data such as coding and scraping, and experience cleaning and analyzing datasets

  • Proven experience in a leadership role, managing and influencing across multiple disciplines.

  • A demonstrated ability to separate from the pack and find original approaches to data.

  • A commitment to collegial work in a big, international newsroom.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job

and several clips.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $100,000 - $250,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 40360