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Graduate Project Assistant For KUNM

Position Description

KUNM is seeking a graduate project assistant to work in our newsroom and assist with data analysis, research and web production for our Public Health New Mexico reporting project. 

Position Duties

  • Updating publichealthnm.org with new stories from KUNM journalists
  • Work closely with News Director, project coordinator and journalists to assist them with data analysis for their reporting.
  • Create visuals such as maps and charts to accompany the web version of news stories for kunm.org and publichealthnm.org.
  • Post regularly to social media, according to guidelines from the News Director.
  • Explore new data releases, existing databases for potential story ideas.

Position Responsibilities

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Public Health, Sociology, Public Policy, or other field that would provide background knowledge relevant to the position.
  • Experience with and passion for journalism.
  • Experience with WordPress or other website content management systems.
  • Experience creating web graphics such as charts or visualizations. Software could include GIS programs, Tableau, programming in html/javascript, or other similar programs.
  • Experience working with data, such as advanced Excel skills, mysql databases or other similar programs.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment.

Send required documents to

Rashad Mahmood
Public Health New Mexico Project Coordinator/ Web Producer
rashadmahmood@kunm.org 

Questions? Please call at 202-643-4123.