The Mail & Guardian, in partnership with the Adamela Trust, is pleased to invite programmers, developers and journalists with coding experience to apply for a one-year the-mail-guardian-one-year-data-journalism-fellowship-2018-for-programmersdevelopers-journalistsfellowship in its Johannesburg newsroom.
The successful candidate will join the M&G’s newly formed data desk, which seeks to bring a new dimension to how stories are crafted and delivered to readers. The recruit’s focus will be on acquiring, cleaning and, together with the team leader, analysing datasets to identify the stories hidden in the numbers. They will also work on visualising these datasets with the M&G’s graphic team, and collaborate with journalists in the newsroom using data to add a depth and texture to stories on the weekly diary.
The ideal candidate will be able to write code and have a basic understanding of programming languages such as Python, SQL or R.
The recruit is not required to have a journalism background, but it will count in their favour, and associated skills will be further honed by working with the award-winning journalists of the M&G.
This is a funded position based in the M&G’s newsroom in Johannesburg, and administered by the Adamela Trust.
Duration: 12 months
Remuneration: R28,000 per month
- Experience: 3+ years (Mid-level position)
Skills & Experience required:
- Data scraping, wrangling and management
- Programming languages
- Pattern recognition, statistical analysis & extrapolation
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