Data Journalist at Three Ships

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Data Journalist Three Ships. About the Role. We are seeking a data storyteller who is experienced in, and thrives on, using large public data sets and surveys to create data-driven stories that earn coverage with high-authority publications and journalists. The data journalist position sits at the intersection of data science, content marketing and journalism and plays a key role in building our brand’s expertise, authority and trust.  You must bring experience in scraping data, sourcing data sets, creating new data sets and project management. Working alongside experienced writers, graphic designers, and Digital PR professionals, you are able to drive the production of several data-driven studies with meaningful insights and narratives across several topics related to home, housing, consumer trends and more. Data journalists work closely with Digital PR to ensure data accuracy and secure the interest of journalists..  . Remote Opportunities. This position is based in Raleigh, NC, but 3S is open to remote candidates as long as individuals are able to work EST business hours and have the ability to travel to Raleigh, NC 2-4 times per year, as needed..  . Your Day-to-Day. Generate campaign briefs, the blueprints for story formation and production, and collaborate with Digital PR to create the most promotionally viable stories. . Research, vet and validate data sets for our studies, ensuring our data is from the most authoritative sources and as updated as possible. . Leverage freelance resources for data procurement, vetting, and analysis, as well as freelance design and editorial resources. . Schedule and lead peer reviews, using the time to collaborate with the Digital PR team to select the most interesting and newsworthy story angles that will garner media attention.. Manage several projects at different phases of production, communicate statuses and manage timelines effectively to ensure timely delivery.. Create effective and approachable data visualizations in a variety of formats (maps, interactive graphics, tools, calculators and other digital assets) with well-documented code.. Review writer copy to ensure accurate and compelling storytelling, giving feedback and shaping the story. . Helping Digital PR respond to journalists’ questions about data points and methodologies.. About You. Ownership mentality with a high-level of initiative.. Highly analytical with the ability to distill insights from complex data sets and check for inaccuracies. . Strong storyteller who is able to weave statistics into a story that is emotionally impactful and/or actionable for audiences. . Earned media coverage on data stories you’ve published. . Fluent in Google Sheets and Excel, and able to provide organized and clear analysis.. Creative and effective ideator, always thinking about newsworthy topics to build campaigns on.. Experience with web scraping, leveraging APIs, and cleaning data. . Strong project manager, with high attention to detail and effective organizational skills.. Ability to influence and advance projects within a cross-functional team.. Openness to feedback and ability to synthesize.. Passion for data, trending data stories, visualization styles and other forms of data reporting.. Preferred but not required: Digital production and development experience including working with the Adobe Creative Suite, Javascript, including familiarity with the most common statistical and data visualization libraries, and JQuery.. Basic understanding of statistical methods. About Us . Home Solutions is part of the Three Ships family of digital businesses. Three Ships started as a digital agency in 2009, and today encompasses businesses in the Home, Auto, Legal, and Health industries with a collective goal of simplifying the ways people discover, research, and buy.. We have a proven playbook and are looking for an entrepreneurial leader to apply it to new uncharted areas. You will have a front-row seat to build and grow a business and there is no cap on growth, promotions, or the opportunity to own and put your stamp on important projects. Here at Three Ships, we are a mighty team with subject matter experts in creative, branding, content strategy, SEO, paid media, and more. The opportunity to grow and learn new skills is endless. Bottom line, at Three Ships, we have a high bar for excellence, but also a real interest in each other and making work fun. We’re excited to have you see what we’re all about firsthand.. About Home Solutions. Launched Fall 2017. Home Solutions targets the rapidly digitizing home services vertical. Home Solutions matches homeowners with the right service provider to meet their needs. . Through our websites and partners, Home Solutions has a proprietary audience of 47M+ homeowners and prime real estate in search engines. . We have created a whole class and layer of guides, reviews, and ratings that are “best on the Internet” and editorially independent. . We use this audience to help leading home services brands acquire new customers.. The Package. As a full-time employee of Three Ships, you’ll have access to competitive benefits, including flexible time off, health/dental/vision, 401k match, an annual Relax & Recharge Bonus, an annual Learning & Development stipend to enroll in class(es) of your choosing, and up to $75 mobile reimbursement. If you join us in person in our Raleigh or Charlotte locations, we have an office stocked with snacks, coffee, and just about every other beverage you can imagine.. How We Hire. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other discriminatory factors. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this role. All offers are subject to a background check..