Data Reporter - Freelance

  • Friday, July 10, 2020 11:04 AM
    Message # 9093105

    THE CITY (, an independent nonprofit news platform dedicated to serving the people of New York through hard-hitting reporting, is seeking a data reporter for a temporary engagement. The opening, which begins immediately, is anticipated to continue through mid-autumn 2020. The data reporter will:

    • use public records, open data and other statistical sources to report news stories and investigations about New York City and its government; 
    • collaborate with beat reporters
    • produce data visualizations in partnership with THE CITY’s interactives/graphics producer and independently
    • help maintain and advance the Coronavirus Tracker.

    Must be proficient in Excel, a data visualization tool of choice (THE CITY uses Datawrapper) and R, Python or other programming language of choice, with a track record of high-impact accountability reporting. New York City or other local government coverage experience preferred. 

    THE CITY is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

    Please send a note, resume and at least three work samples to Deputy Editor Alyssa Katz at

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