9 Nov 2016

Nation Media Group Jobs : Data Scientist

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Nation Media Group is seeking to recruit a Data Scientist who is passionate about data science and journalism to drive delivery of impactful health and science stories.

Key responsibilities:-

  • Collection, generation and compilation of relevant data on health indicators and trends;
  • Extracting and cleaning of data from multiple internal and external sources;
  • Analysis of data and packaging information for publishing on NMG platforms;
  • Exploring and examining data from a variety of angles to determine hidden insights, trends and/or opportunities;
  • Packaging and use of data in ways that generate interest and influence consumers and stake holders;
  • Develop and organise data for the Nation’s Health and Science portal;
  • Ensuring data stories and visualisations conform to NMG’s Editorial and Policy Guidelines and the Social Media Guidelines;
  • Writing and editing health and science stories based on data;
  • Working with designers to ensure proper laying out of copy and pictures or graphics in print, digital and broadcast platforms;
  • Updating data-sets regularly to ensure their validity on an ongoing basis.


Qualifications, experience  and  skills required:-

  • Bachelor’s degree in either statistics, computer science, journalism or Economics with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience;
  • Data mining, cleaning and analysis;
  • Ability to write and edit for print and digital platforms;
  • Capacity to communicate in simple language
  • Experienced in using data analysis packages and tools; and,
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation are added advantages

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