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Volunteer Data Analyst

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.*

Are you a data analyst with strong data wrangling and visualization skills, interested in helping a fast-paced, innovative journalism outlet produce data driven news? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a data analyst to become part of an investigative reporting team working on stories of national and international importance

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  


You will work work with our reporter remotely for ten days on this project, as many hours a day as needed, from your location, beginning immediately. 

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. 

In your cover letter, at the top, write "Mencken."


  • Proven experience with Python and SQL
  • Data-driven news experience a plus
  • A creative mindset towards working with our reporter to analyze and shape data for this story


  • Working with the reporter on this story to construct queries to manipulate/consolidate voter data
  • Build a data model and write code to conduct data exploration analysis
  • Create visualizations of the selected results of analysis
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