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ICFJ Knight Fellowship, Development-Focused Data Journalism, India

The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants with a background in data-driven storytelling for a one-year ICFJ Knight Fellowship in India. The Fellow will help Indian newsrooms to strengthen their understanding and use of open/civic data and related tools/techniques.

This person will be part of a team of four ICFJ Knight Fellows — working in pairs comprised of an editorial strategist focused on health/gender journalism and a format specialist focused on multimedia/data journalism — leading the design and execution of a series of storytelling projects at top Indian newsrooms. Projects will need to be designed to ensure maximum organizational and societal impact and the best possible audience engagement. The Fellows’ work will be supervised by current ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi and the ICFJ Knight team in Washington, D.C.

To achieve success in this role as a data journalism specialist, you should ideally be a full-stack developer and passionate storyteller, smoothly managing simultaneous projects with numerous moving parts and according to project plans. You will connect with journalists and media managers, helping them understand and implement the latest digital tools and technologies. A teacher and communicator at heart, you will think deeply about methodology and curriculum, and drive the creation of tools and frameworks that further enable digital reporting and are sustainable, scalable and replicable.

You will track key project analytics and metrics, measure impact and generate stories and case studies to showcase results. You will also help organize community events that bring together important stakeholders from news media, civil society, tech companies and government to drive collaboration and widespread adoption of audience engagement strategies and technologies

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience as an editorial technologist in major newsrooms, preferably in India or the Global South
  • Experience leading projects with impactful storytelling that demonstrated pioneering use of interactives/data in journalism
  • Excellent leadership and management skills; bonus points for being influential in journalist/digital communities and networks
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and manage several concurrent projects with timely deliverables Fluency in English and Hindi, excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills

The Fellow will be based in New Delhi, India, for his or her Fellowship. The duration of the fellowship is one year, with the goal of starting in Feb. 2017.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being a candidate, please apply here and select if you interested in the editorial strategist or tools specialist role on page one of the form. You can direct any questions to: Baindu Kallon at bkallon@icfj.org.

For more information on the ICFJ Knight Fellowships, including financial benefits and expenses covered by the fellowship, see our FAQs. We also strongly encourage candidates to view our current projects and fellows to better understand the work of our Knight Fellows.