Open Positions in NYC

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We’re always interested in meeting people who share our vision for great storytelling, data-driven news and new technology applied to news-gathering. Below are a list of our current openings. For more info or to apply, please ping us at: jobs@vocativ.com


Research
NY01

Position Summary:
The Data Scientist will be a key resource, managing data projects from end to end, in order to tell beautiful data driven newsworthy stories at Vocativ.

Responsibilities:
•Creative - Come up with ideas for new data driven stories, research methods and tools.
•Lead - Lead data driven stories and reporting from inception to publishing, working with different staff members to product quality text and video reporting.
•Analytical - Analyze and identify patterns in big data sets, and evolving models for our ongoing investigations.
•Team Player - Work closely with our deep web analysts, perform investigations and build models for specific team requirements and needs.
•Geek - Develop scripts and tools for data gathering, structuring and analysis for our deep web analysts and journalists.
•Storyteller – Shape data into beautiful and informative stories with our developers and designers. Visualize and communicate your insights and methods to our audience in a compiling way.
•Innovative - Support the research and product team and help develop a big-data solution to mining insights from large unstructured datasets.

Qualifications/Requirements:
•BA/BS Degree in Applied Mathematics or Statistics, Computer Science or Engineering.
•MS degree a plus
•3-5 years experience in Business Intelligence and analysis
•Hands on experience in scripting is a must. Python or R is preferred.
•Knowledge of statistical methods in modeling and analytics.
•Ability to work hands on with large scale data sets and databases.
•Experience working with web APIs and open source libraries is an advantage.
•Great communication skills and team player

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IT & MIS
NY01

Responsibilities:
•Manage and design the architecture of our web site and CMS
•Be responsible for product quality and timeliness of product delivery
•Review and take part of defining the software development best practices and processes
•Support and represent the company’s goals and objectives
•Design and develop awesome new features
•Project deadlines and product launches & releases
•Provide weekly development tasks & milestones for team members

Qualifications/Requirements:
•At least 3 years’ experience leading a software team
•At least 5 years’ experience with web development
•Strong knowledge of WordPress and experience building WP plugins
•Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology – an advantage
•Experience in agile development methodologies

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Site Management & Logistics
United States (NYC)

Job Description:

Will be responsible for the management and direction of all security operations globally, as well as the protection of facilities/personnel and company assets. The role will include working weekends, as well as travelling.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic planning of all security operations.
  2. Will be prepared to be called on very short notice in case of incident/emergency or crisis.
  3. Carrying out audits to ensure security compliance.
  4. Will act as liaison with local/federal law enforcement.
  5. Will stay up to date on security industry trends and best practices.
  6. If the need will arise; be prepared to travel outside U.S.
  7. Will investigate security incidents/violations.
  8. Develops, communicates and implements security guidelines/policies.
  9. Creates and manage a holistic security awareness program.
  10. Will periodically carry out and present a threat overview.
  11. Create a system of standard operational procedures to be implemented at all levels of Vocativ operations.
  12. Responsible for the deployment of emergency resources globally.
  13. Responsible for initiating response procedures during critical incidents, and providing status briefings to management.
  14. Provide crisis management support and oversight.
  15. Will actively engage with external security providers and experts.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 7+ Years of military, law enforcement or intelligence.
  • 5 Years minimum of private security experience.
  • Crisis management experience/certification is highly desired.
  • US citizen.
  • Media experience required.
  • College degree preferable.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Network of intelligence resources is desired.
  • Understanding of current geo-political climate and threats.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create standard operational procedures.
  • Ability to write risk assessments.
  • Ability to function under stress.
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Media / New Media
3NY1

Internship: Data Analyst
Duration: 12 weeks
Hours: 20 - 30 hours/ week
Compensation: $20.00 / hour
Desired Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary:
The Data Analyst intern will support the data science team at Vocativ, working on collecting, structuring, analyzing and visualizing data to tell beautiful data driven newsworthy stories. The intern will work on a political index project with one of our data editors / scientists and will have major responsibility in publishing the story.

Responsibilities
• Research of different sources to find relevant data sets.
• Collecting data using different techniques and Vocativ’s proprietary technology.
• Analyzing and identifying patterns in the data in order to come up with newsworthy insights.
• Working with our staff to shape data into beautiful and informative stories. Visualize and communicate your insights and methods to our audience in a compelling way.

Skills and Experience
• Journalism MS degree (In progress or completed)
• Coursework in applied mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Engineering a plus.
• Knowledge of statistical methods in area of modeling and analytics.
• Ability to work hands on with large scale data sets and databases, and ability to pull stories or newsworthy topics from the data.
• Great communication skills and team player

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Media / New Media
3NY1

Internship: Digital Production Design

Duration: 12 weeks
Hours: 20 hours / week
Compensation: $10/ hour
Desired Start Date: Immediate

What we're looking for:

Our Digital Production Design intern will be in the center of it all, gaining experience with everything from story packaging in the form of creating banners, posters, animated gifs, and other graphics to UI design for products that will hit the site.

We're looking for a high-energy team member (not a lackey) who wants to see the immediate impact of their work on the site, is eager to work directly with writers and editors to package their best work, and wants to get deeply involved in the entire agile software design and development process.

What you'll get:

This is a paid internship with the option to apply for academic credit where applicable. You'll also get experience with every aspect of production and product design in online media. You will have an immediate and tangible impact; seeing your work hit the site every day.

Required:
• Currently enrolled in an academic program in graphic design, photography production, or related field
• Online portfolio that demonstrates best work
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• HTML, CSS
• Typography, layout, color theory
• Past experience creating animated gifs
• Microsoft Powerpoint and/or Keynote for Mac

Nice to haves: tell us what you bring to the table
• JS, JQuery, relevant libraries
• InVision app and other prototyping tools
• Motion graphics, animation, data graphics, data interactive, games
• Logo, font, icon design
• Mixpanel, Google Analytics, and other tracking tools
• Leadership experience – independently guiding projects through to successful completion
• Project management software (such as Jira) familiarity
• Agile software design & development experience

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Media / New Media
3NY1

Internship: Interactive Design

Duration: 12 weeks
Hours: 20 hours / week
Compensation: $10/ hour
Desired Start Date: Immediate

What we're looking for:

Our Interactive Design intern will be in the center of it all, gaining experience mocking and prototyping whole (small-medium), and components of products that will launch on .com.

We're looking for a high-energy team member (not a lackey) who wants to see the immediate impact of their work on the site, has their own ideas for media product, and wants to gain experience with Agile software design and development and product management on a sprint cycle.

What you'll get:

This is a paid internship with the option to apply for academic credit where applicable. You'll also get experience with every aspect of Agile product design and development in an online media and a startup environment. You will have an immediate and tangible impact; presenting your work to the team and seeing it hit the site at the end of every sprint.

Required:
• Currently enrolled in an academic program with focus on interactive design and/or front-end web development or related field
• Online portfolio that demonstrates best work
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery, Ajax, relevant libraries
• Github
• Responsive layout

Nice to haves: tell us what you bring to the table
• Other programming languages
• Motion graphics, animation, data graphics, data interactive, games
• Mobile app, mobile web app
• Experience with Wordpress CMS
• Mixpanel, Google Analytics, and other tracking tools
• Follow-through: experience seeing projects through to completion, including collaboration with developers, QA, etc.
• Project management software (such as Jira) familiarity
• Agile software design and development experience


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IT & MIS
Israel

QA Automation Engineer

Location: Tel Aviv

Position Summary
We’re looking for experienced automation engineer who is passionate about creating automation scripts, finding defects and recommending improvements to product and process

What you'll do:
• Be responsible for quality control and software testing activities
• Defining and develop automatic tests from scratch
• Write and design test plans and executing tests
• Engage in defining operational objectives, work plans and test methodologies
• Serve as a professional authority within the fields of your activity
• Work closely with development engineers and product managers within an Agile development environment

What we’re looking for:
• Minimum 3 years of experience in test automation and functional testing
• Experienced in web technologies - web and server testing: UI, functionality, communication, servers and DBs
• Proven experience with open source automation tools and scripting
• Proven experience with software testing methodologies, procedures and documentation
• Ability to deep dive into complex problems & find their root cause
• Good understanding of development life cycle in SCRUM (Agile)
• High level of communication skills (Hebrew & English)
• Proven experience with building automation infrastructure in R&D

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IT & MIS
Israel

Senior Client Side Developer

Location: Tel Aviv

Position Summary
We are looking for experienced client side developers.
If you’re interested in working with the latest technologies, have a desire to build software that your customers actually love to use and are passionate about software development – in an innovative, analytical and cutting edge client side software in the area of open source intelligence then we are the place for you.

What you'll do:
• Build high-performing, secure, globalized software using design patterns.
• Participate in code reviews.
• Write beautiful HTML5 based UI
• Follows and contributes to software development best practices.
• Offers proposed design changes/suggestions to processes and products.
• Contributes to organizational goals and objectives.
• Working in teams and according to Agile/SCRUM methodology.

What we’re looking for:
• Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent army experience
• At least 3 year experience with OOP in JavaScript
• JQuery experience – must
• Experience with single page applications in MVC
• Knockout.js/Angular.js/Backbone experience – advantage
• C# experience – advantage
• Fast coding capabilities and a quick learner

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Media
United States (NYC)

Position Summary:
We’re looking for top-notch editorial leaders with a passion for data and curation to lead teams who will use the latest curation tools and social news validation. Our senior producers will manage the site home page, section pages and the producers who create video powered stories across the site. Proven curation skills, data driven editorial success matched with a proven track record of social best practices are a must.

Responsibilities:
• Lead data and trends, execute editorial vision for the day, adapting to breaking news
• Passion for developing and experimenting with new methods of curation and aggregation.
• Build video driven story experiences, edit scripts/stories/headlines for maximum clarity, editorial and traffic impact
• Manage multiple sources of information
• Coach, mentor and manage team of producers and external contributors
• Manage homepage and section fronts for maximum appeal to visitors
• Thrive in a fast paced, start up environment with rapid fire decision making skills

Qualifications/Requirements:
• 5-8 years experience in a high volume setting with a mix of video, curation, aggregation and original content production
• Strong editorial skills {Story selection, SEO best practice headlines, copy editing, video review, editorial page management}
• Technology savvy in latest tools for news gathering and production for consumers and pros
• Demonstrated ability to build content for SEO and social traffic
• Demonstrated data driven decision making skills in laying out pages and selecting content to feature and cover
• Web video promotion best practice familiarity and experience
• Strong background with social media for news gathering and distribution (e.g., traffic trends) and addressing opportunities from it as well as solving problems learned from it
• Identify and develop the news stories, angles, segments, and formats that will drive audiences and achieve a return on programming investment
• Working knowledge of content creation for traditional and new media, including online, mobile, and social media platforms
• Proven leadership and managerial skills including previous direct managerial responsibilities of traditional journalists as well as non-traditional sources, such as bloggers, in the completion of news content for the end user
• In-depth knowledge of national and international news and be able to create compelling and visually exciting newscasts and story packages using multiple sources and media
• Able to handle breaking news situations
• Expertise in content “packaging” to attract audiences, including search-engine optimization strategies
• Expertise in managing video production and programming, especially on new media platforms
• Sophisticated understanding of the traditional and new media industries. Demonstrated ability to accurately assess emerging trends and innovations in media creation, distribution, and consumption
• Extensive news management experience with a cable and/or new media company

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IT & MIS
Israel

Senior Server Side Developer

Location: Tel Aviv

Position Summary
We’re looking for super talented server-side software developers interested in building amazing innovative open source intelligence software that customers actually love to use and who are passionate about software development.

What you'll do:
• Building high-performance, secure software using design patterns
• Following and contributing to software development best practice
• Proposing design changes/suggestions to processes and products
• Supporting organizational goals and objectives
• Working in a team using agile scrum methodology
• Develop awesome new features

What we’re looking for:
• Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent army experience
• At least 4 years’ experience in Java or c#
• Server side experience (design patterns, multithreading, data structures, etc.)
• Knowledge in big data technologies
• Experience with JavaScript / HTML5 – a plus
• Experience with RESTful services development – a plus
• Fast coding capabilities and a quick learner

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Media / New Media
NY01

Position Summary:
Vocativ is hiring a full-time Social Media Editor to join its New York team. You’ll be responsible for helping run our social media channels and interacting with site users and followers. That means increasing our audience, retaining them, and engaging with them. You’ll know when emojis are stronger than words and when to ask more of our editors and journalists to give their content the extra legs it deserves.

Responsibilities:
• Writing great social media posts that users will interact with, which match the platform
• Deciding what’ll get our audience talking and sharing our articles and putting that plan into action
• Implementing social strategy for outreach, acquisition and engagement
• Experimenting with best practices unique to each social media platform
• Identify and targeting people/publications for content outreach
• Managing email newsletter campaigns
• Contributing to editorial brainstorming with story ideas bubbling up via social
• Occasionally, writing posts/articles

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Excellent, witty writing ability. You can sum up 1,000 words up in a pithy tweet.
• Proven track record building a social media following and using that following in innovative ways (on Facebook in particular).
• Your online footprint reflects your curiosity about the internet and the world at large.
• Deep knowledge of various publishing platforms, and just as important, the prowess to quickly master new ones.
• Good judgment. Ability to work autonomously (but not, you know, too autonomously).
• Experience with interpreting and constructing analytics reports and using analytics software
• Online journalism/reporting experience. It’s not a primary duty, but there’s plenty of opportunity to write and report for those who have the skills.
• You pronounce gif correctly

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IT & MIS
Israel

WordPress Developer - Vocativ
Location: Tel Aviv

Position Summary
• Are you a talented and innovative web developer?
• Do you live and breathe Javascript, HTML, CSS and all that is modern web development?
• Do you want to be a part of the team building the next generation of news organization?

We are seeking a talented front end developer with a passion for creating beautiful user experiences and developing innovative products. You will be developing major new features that will be used by millions of users across the globe, including innovative real time data visualizations.

What you'll do:
• Develop cutting edge, intuitive UI
• Keep Vocativ.com fast and lean
• Ensure great consistent user experience across the Vocativ site
• Meet project deadlines and product launches & releases
• Be responsible for product quality and timeliness of product delivery

Skills we’re looking for:
• Existing knowledge of WordPress and building WP plugins
• The ability to create an amazing user interface from scratch as well as building upon and improving existing code
• Highly motivated individual who can deliver high-quality code in a timely manner, whether working alone or in a small team
• Deep understanding in Javascript and other web technologies
• Efficient, well-structured use of HTML tags and CSS selectors/properties
• Experience in developing high performance/traffic websites
• Experience with map libraries such as leaflet.js is an advantage

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Media / New Media
NY01

Position Summary:
Vocativ is hiring a science writer to join its New York editorial team. You’ll be a voracious consumer of news on all things science, from the lab to lunar orbit. You know that the average consumer is fascinated by science but still thinks that putting a spoon in a bottleneck keeps sparkling wine from going flat. Because you want people to understand the complicated science that excites you, you’re able to write for the layman.

Responsibilities:
• Writing daily news pieces, blending pivots on current stories with original finds
• Identifying hot topics from upstream web sources which will resonate with Vocativ’s target audience and their web of interests
• Collaborating with other members of the editorial team
• Using images, video and data to tell stories as appropriate

Qualifications/Requirements:
• At least two years of writing/reporting experience
• A portfolio of distinctive online news content
• Demonstrable interest in a broad range of topics, from cloning to space food to why ‘Lucy’ is Luc Besson’s most thinly-stretched work yet and how science can show it
• A clear and engaging writing style, fit for the web
• A comfort level and enthusiasm for online journalism's various tools and formats

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