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 2017.
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.
Interns who’ve worked with us have gone on to other organizations like The Hartford Courant, Fathom Information Design, and FiveThirtyEight.
Here are some stories our interns were responsible for in the past:
The position is primarily based at the Capitol in Hartford.
- How data support different narratives on gun violence
- Mutable quintessence: The parts that make an assault weapon
- Do lobster prices have anything to do with the McDonald’s lobster roll?
- Where do lottery winners come from?
The successful candidate must have experience, or a strong desire to cultivate skills, in some the following areas:
- Clear and concise journalistic reporting and writing
- Using data and reporting to keep government accountable
- Data acquisition, analysis, and visualization
- Problem solving and working outside of your comfort zone
- Collaborating with a team of journalists
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, Dec. 5, 2016. Finalist interviews will begin shortly thereafter. No phone calls please.