Producer – Data News
New York Public Radio - New York, NY

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New York Public Radio seeks a Producer for Data News who has a strong interest in public media and a passion for news, data, new technology and crowd-sourced journalism.

This position intersects with the newsroom and NYPR’s digital media group. Reporting to the Senior Editor of Data News, y ou will work hand-in-hand with reporters, producers and editors for WNYC News, The Brian Lehrer Show, It's A Free Country, New Jersey Public Radio and other news/information services.

  • Help to create, build and administer data news projects for publication on and other NYPR sites
  • Find, collect, clean and maintain data used as the basis for Data News projects
  • Write blog posts for the WNYC Data News Team blog
  • Maintain project tags and references in the content management system
  • Build small-scale data-driven charts, maps and games
  • Actively participate in and contribute to brainstorming with reporters, editors and producers for new projects
  • Monitor old maps and projects for changes, updates and fixes
  • Assist the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology in other project-related tasks as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Demonstrated experience in working commercial, educational or non-profit digital media editorial production required
  • Basic HTML markup knowledge required.
  • Understanding of CSS and JavaScript a plus
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics required
  • Experience working with content management systems required
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary required
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to juggle several projects concurrently
  • Knowledge of US, NJ, NY State and NYC-area politics a plus
  • Knowledge of Computer Science principles and practicalities a plus
  • Experience with mapping and data management a plus
  • A can-do, solutions oriented attitude is very important

All positions at NYPR require:
  • The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the senior leadership team, colleagues, staff and external partners and provide motivation at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
  • Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods including but not limited to; email, internet based applications for internal and external communications
  • Affinity for New York Public Radio; WNYC and/or WQXR content and mission a plus
  • Compliance with WNYC/WQXR policies and guidelines
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed