Data Fellow

Editorial Washington, DC


McClatchy is looking for data fellows who can mine data sets to help us find stories and help us tell those stories visually. We're looking for candidates who have experience with at least one programming language, are excited by the idea of finding new data sets and working with data in non-traditional formats, and take a critical approach to working with and analyzing data. The fellow(s) would be expected to both develop original story ideas and work with reporters across McClatchy to help them tell stories with data that they otherwise wouldn't be able to tell. The fellow(s) will work directly with experienced data reporters in McClatchy's Washington bureau newsroom.

Fellows will be overseen by National Data Team Leader Ben Wieder and work in consultation with local newsroom leadership.

The fellowship is scheduled to begin on June 24th, with some flexibility.

Fellows are paid $800 per week, for a total of 25 weeks. After that period, Fellows may be hired as regular, full-time employees, however full-time employment is not guaranteed. Applicants within one year of graduation are eligible.

International students on OPT through June are eligible and will be given full consideration but must be on OPT for the full six month duration of the fellowship term.

Fellows will be eligible for health benefits (medical, dental & vision) on the first day of the month, following 60-days of full-time employment as a Data Fellow. There is no housing stipend and relocation expenses are not covered.

To Apply:
Application deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 7, 2019. Please submit a very brief cover letter, resume and links to recent work to:  a. JobNews AND b.  McClatchy Careers Page

Applications should be addressed to McClatchy National Data Team Leader Ben Wieder.

Candidates should do a walk up conversation with Rick Hirsch, Managing Editor, Miami Herald or Jason Shoultz, Lead Regional Video Editor, McClatchy, at the Expo and let them know you will be applying.

Note about applying on JobNews: Please make sure that you have a correct email listed on JobNews. Application confirmation will be sent to your email mailbox from JobNews. Please let us know ASAP if you applied but didn't get a confirmation. If you do not follow-up, we will be unable to consider your application after the deadline passes.