Volunteer Data Analyst/Researcher

WhoWhatWhy - New York, NY

The investigative reporting website WhoWhatWhy is seeking Data Analysts/Researchers to join its newly-formed Data Journalism department to work with reporters to generate and produce data-driven articles and studies that reveal important insights and developments on topical social, economic, cultural and political issues.

The volunteer Data Analysts/Researchers will work independently as well as with Editorial to create insightful stories and visuals for our readers. Specific duties include:

Data mining, acquisition and management: explore and identify data sets from a variety of different resources (“data wrangling”) and be able to “munge” data into desired data frames and models for the purpose of data exploration, statistical modeling and data visualization.
Statistical modeling: design and build models to show interesting and/or hidden relationships in data sets to reveal new or interesting phenomena
Data visualization: interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and produce compelling graphics and charts
Process design and management: Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality

Skills Sets:
At least 3 years’ experience creating and working with SQL for queries, data extraction, transformation and loading.
At least 3 years’ programming experience in R, Python and/or JavaScript
At least 2 years’ experience conducting research and/or developing reports
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy