News nerd openings in the US

Aug 4, 2019

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Hello again, hacks and hackers! If you want to move to the scenic Pacific Northwest US, the Seattle Times has got you covered. Check the Job Postings section of this newsletter for half a dozen news-nerd jobs, plus several more at the Times’ website.

We want to expand our coverage of news nerd jobs. Do you know of a good place for job openings outside the US? Let us know!

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • GIJN’s newest global guide covers the best ways to investigate climate change, it includes some articles to draw inspiration from, critiques on how the media has been covering it and a list of resources (GIJN)
  • This piece on gender diversity in data viz first explores why Florence Nightingale came to be known as the ‘token’ female in data viz history, then leads into modern anecdotes on negative effects from the lack of prominent female voices in the field (Medium)
  • The New York Times is launching The News Provenance Project which hopes to combat misinformation in news, starting with a project that utilizes blockchain to prove photos are authentic (NYT)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
August 6-10 Accra Ghana PyCon Africa
August 14-19 Riga Latvia Investigative Reporter Summer School
August 29-31 Buenos Aires Argentina Media Party
September 9-10 New Orleans US ASNE News Leaders Conference
September 11 New Orleans US Workshop: How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust
September 12-14 New Orleans US Online News Association Conference
September 16-20 Fukoka Japan W3C TPAC
September 26-27 Copenhagen Denmark News Impact Academy: Newsroom Leadership
September 26-29 Hamburg Germany Global Investigative Journalism Conference
October 4 Cambridge US Workshop on Disinformation at Harvard
October 4-5 London UK Conference for Truth and Trust Online
October 7 Birmingham UK News Impact Summit: A New Era for Climate Change Reporting
October 14-16 Ljubljana Slovenia IPTC Autumn Meeting
October 21-22 Bucharest Romania News Impact Academy: What Analytics Matter in 2019
October 21-27 London UK MozFest
October 23-25 Munich Germany Medientage Munchen
October 28-30 Johannesburg South Africa African Investigative Journalism Conference
November 15 Lyon France News Impact Summit: Covering Politics in the Misinformation Age
December 6 Munich Germany News Impact Summit: Identity and Inclusion in Local News

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
China South China Morning Post Production Editor
US ABC Data Journalism Lead
US Axios Marketing Designer
US Buzzfeed Product Designer
US Buzzfeed Senior Product Designer
US ICIJ Digital Designer
US New York Times Entrepreneur In Residence
US New York Times Newsroom Software Engineer
US ProPublica Illinois News Apps Developer
US Seattle Times Data Journalist
US Seattle Times News Apps Developer
US Seattle Times Tech Editor
US Seattle Times Tech Reporter
US Seattle Times Interactives Intern
US Seattle Times Engagement Editor
US USA Today Graphics Reporter

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
August 16 Award for young journalists from developing countries
August 31 Grant for UAV drone data innovations
September 8 Brazilian Data Journalism Award
September 23 FIJ grant to cover US-focused watchdog stories
September 27 Apply to be a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow
Rolling Solutions Journalism Netw Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories

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