Wanted: Geeky Student Journalist

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Aug. 30 2013 12:02 PM

Intern at Slate

We're looking for a data reporting, interactives, and visualizations intern for fall and winter.

Intern for Slate

Slate's Washington, D.C., office is hiring an intern to work on data reporting, data visualizations, and interactives with our interactives editor. Candidates must be full-time students in college or graduate school. This is a position for journo-geeks with sharp news judgment, keen math and writing skills, and an interest in computer science and its applications to journalism.

The intern is responsible for pitching story ideas; hunting down, structuring, and manipulating data; testing and critiquing new productions; writing data stories; and producing his or her own interactives and visualizations under the guidance of the interactives editor. The work schedule is flexible, but at least two full days of in-office work is preferred. Candidates must have a solid grasp of Excel and HTML. Familiarity with JavaScript or other programming languages is a major plus.

To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability; a resume; and links to writing samples, interactives, graphics, etc. to chris.kirk@slate.com. The deadline for fall applications is Sept. 14. The deadline for winter applications is Dec. 20.