The Connecticut News Project Inc., publisher of The Connecticut Mirror and the data website Trend CT, seeks a Data Journalism Fellow for the summer of 2016.
The fellow will be part of a team that uses data to tell meaningful stories about social trends, changing communities, government, business and other topics in Connecticut. The fellowship will include a stipend.
The successful candidate should have an interest in telling data-driven stories. This will require both journalistic and technical abilities. While we would like to see some previous work in data and/or journalism, the fellow will receive support and guidance from our veteran data team.
Here are some stories our interns were responsible for in the past:
- Do lobster prices have anything to do with the McDonald’s lobster roll?
- Where do lottery winners come from?
- Where are public high school students in CT likely to attend college?
The position is primarily based at the Capitol in Hartford.
The successful candidate must have experience, or a strong desire to cultivate skills, in some the following areas:
- Data visualization
- Data acquisition
- Data analysis
- Clear and concise journalistic writing
- Using data and reporting to keep government accountable
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume, examples of your most ambitious data work and journalism, and three references to Editor Claude Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Finalist interviews will begin shortly thereafter. No phone calls please.