Reuters is looking for a junior journalist or researcher with some experience of data collection and verification to begin work immediately on an exciting new project for a big global customer.
The hire will collect publicly-available information about current government office holders, such as their names, titles and links to their social media accounts.
The work comprises collecting an initial set of data and then updating it with changes over the course of the employment contract.
There may also be an opportunity to work on other projects. The job would suit a recent graduate or someone with up to two years' experience.
This is a fixed-term contract for one year, renewable for a second year subject to performance and funding.
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities :
Collect data related to a particular office holder or political candidate such as : social media accounts, official website, public contact details, date officeholder took office, and other similar attributes.
Contact political parties to gather political party logos, party colors and party abbreviations and upload them to a webpage.
Provide ongoing monitoring of the data collected (eg is officeholder’s Facebook page still accurate?)
Monitor the news for a particular country for big events affecting an officeholder (eg has an officeholder resigned?)
Work with others in the Reuters bureau to share information
Essential Skills & Experience Required :
Fluent English and Spanish
Keen eye for detail and accuracy
Knowledge of local politics
Ability to use tools for monitoring the web, eg Google Alerts
Sense of urgency and strong communication skills
Desired Skills :
Experience performing data collection or data validation.
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