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The Wall Street Journal is seeking a Technical Lead for its Editorial Lab. The Technical Lead will work collaboratively across the organization to help deploy and research emerging technologies, establish experimentation best-practices, and disseminate the methods to the rest of the WSJ newsroom and beyond.
Tasks and responsibilities
Responsible for the technical and creative direction of the Editorial Lab
Help identify emerging fields of exploration such as artificial intelligence, machine learning analysis, algorithmic transparency, content analysis and immersive media
Work with Head of Editorial Lab to identify technical solutions for projects, manage technology implementation and coordinate relationships with external vendors
Partner with stakeholders from around the organization to implement and disseminate data science best practices, while establishing standards for computational journalism that emphasize methodological transparency
Write and publish findings on the use of new technologies in the context of journalism. With the Editorial Lab team, produce a monthly internal newsletter discussing the work and findings of the Lab
Collaborate with the Head of Editorial Lab to identify, build and manage technical partnerships with academic institutions and technology companies to launch new efforts
Work closely with DJ Innovation and the Product, Design and Engineering team to facilitate workshops, develop research and then design and conduct market tests together with the Analytics & Audience team
Inspire the Editorial Lab team and our other journalists to produce their best work on all platforms.
Contribute by attitude, example and encouragement to a culture of creativity, enthusiasm, motivation, ownership and professionalism.
Contribute to the shaping and management of staff-development programs.
Identify high-potential members of the team and ensure they are effectively developed.
Extensive technical experience playing a bridging role between journalists, designers, data scientists, and engineers
Knowledge of R and Python. Experience with machine learning and natural language processing using open source libraries including TensorFlow,Scikit Learn, SpaCy, NLTK is preferred
Diverse portfolio of experiments and digital projects at the intersection of media, education and technology
Experience with project management and vendor relationship management
Excellent communication, writing and workshop-facilitation skills. Knowledge of design thinking methodology is a plus
Experience working in R&D setting, newsroom, media agency or academic lab
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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