New York Times Weather Data Editor in New York, New York
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During extreme weather events, tools like the wildfire (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/fires-map-tracker.html) and hurricane (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/06/us/hurricane-dorian-path-map-track.html) trackers have provided an essential service to our readers. We want to build upon this work, so we are looking to hire a seasoned journalist to lead a new team in the newsroom dedicated to weather data.
The team will collaborate with other departments, especially Graphics, to find opportunities to make individual digital projects into always-on interactive features, and to pursue new sources of weather data, ensuring that The Times is an essential destination for understanding important weather events in reliable, visual and ongoing formats.
Leading a team of several reporters, developers and designers to pursue news applications covering extreme weather events, including wildfires, tornadoes and extreme heat
Developing a steady stream of coverage on extreme weather events over the course of the year, mainly of structured information, to help our readers understand how extreme weather impacts the world and themselves
Providing editorial guidance and vision for a group with diverse journalistic and technical skills and experience
Overseeing the production of the tools and infrastructure that allow us to respond to these different events with data visualization, data tables and dashboards
Developing the audience and deepening reader engagement for this valuable area of coverage for The Times as we explore the possibility of extreme weather coverage as a destination within our platform
Understand data reporting and establish data pipelines
Experience with acquiring data and conducting data analysis
Experience crafting service-oriented, interactive and visual data-driven presentations for news outlets
Clarity around user interfaces when it comes to data visualizations, making these tools relevant and usable for readers
Experience leading a team and encouraging collaboration across an organization with multiple stakeholders
An interest in weather coverage
Knowledgeable about useful weather data resources (nice to have)
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