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Data Journalist – NET, Lincoln

DATA JOURNALIST

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, NPR and Member stations are creating an innovative system of regional newsrooms and the newest one, in the Midwest, is focused on investigative journalism.

We’re looking for an experienced data journalist to work with newsrooms at stations in the region, NPR and the Midwest Newsroom investigative team to pursue impactful reporting that holds those in power accountable and reaches audiences on both broadcast and digital platforms. This position will report original stories, contribute data analysis and reporting for newsroom projects, and collaborate on data visualizations for digital platforms. This position will also collaborate on projects, and bring experience with new approaches and methodologies.

The Data Journalist will be based at NET Nebraska, in Lincoln, and will be a University of Nebraska-Lincoln employee with a competitive benefits package. This position will work closely with NPR and Midwest Newsroom partner stations KCUR in Kansas City, St. Louis Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. This is a three-year, grant-funded position. The Midwest Newsroom partners intend to raise funds to sustain the position beyond that period. View requisition S_200478 at https://employment.unl.edu for additional details and to apply. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review will begin Oct 23. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

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