Data Journalism Internship

 

Position Overview:

The Data Journalism Intern will be in charge of collecting, analyzing and interpreting the data collected by our global movement and research to generate compelling stories. This is a part-time position (10 to 20 hours per week depending on profile) based in Mexico City.

 

As the Data Journalism Intern, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the bridge between the data and the people who want to understand the stories inside them.
  • Data auditing by detecting and correcting corrupt or inaccurate data from our databases collected for the Global Failure Index.
  • Write data stories that establish high standards of data-based content
  • Harmonizing and standardizing data sets for subsequent analysis.
  • Assure clean data by improving and automating data collection processes and data management techniques.
  • Extract information from datasets and transform it into stories.
  • Create visualizations in different types of platforms such as Power BI, Carto, etc.
  • Building a culture of data quality and coherence in our processes.

 

Requirements:

    • 5th semester or higher in Journalism, Communications, Computer Science
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel
    • Experience with Python or R is a big plus
    • Love for quantitative methods of research with good numerical and analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail
    • Must be high energy, have positive attitude, and enjoy working with people

 

Desired:

  • Likes beer and mezcal
  • Is irreverent
  • Wants to have massive impact

 

If you’re interested please send your resume including your failures to mel@thefailureinstitute.com

 

Software Developer

 

Position Overview:

This full-time position based in the hipsterhood of Roma Norte in Mexico City will report directly to the CEO of Fuckup, Inc.

As a successful Software Developer your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Build a platform from scratch to support both Fuckup Nights operations, and our data platform, the Global Failure Index
  • Implement improvements to the existing WordPress and GIS platforms
  • Inform, improve and help prioritize the product pipeline
  • Help build the dev team


Requirements:

    • Fluent in English
    • Full Stack Developer with 3+ years of relevant experience
    • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Ruby, Golang, PHP, etc.
    • HTML5 / CSS3 / Javascript Expert
    • Interest and ease at learning new programming languages
    • Basic level of Angular, React
    • Experience with library of Data Representation (D3, AmCharts, etc.)
    • Basic level of Responsive Design
    • Experience with a web framework and/or REST like Django, Laravel, RubyOnRails, Revel, NodeJS, etc.
    • Experience exposing REST services
    • Experience integrating APIs (PayPao, Sendgrid, MailChimp, etc.)
    • Appreciation of functional UX/UI implementation

Desired:

  • Collaboration with Open Source projects
  • Likes beer and mezcal
  • Is irreverent
  • Wants to have massive impact

 

If you’re interested please send your GitHub profile and resume to pepe@fuckupnights.com. 

 

About FuckUp

We’re the umbrella organization of:

  • FuckUp Nights: a global movement to share stories of business and professional failure. FUN is powered by an event series in 250 cities of 79 countries
  • The Failure Institute: our think-tank and research arm that generates knowledge from our content

Our mission is to be a key player at advancing capitalism to a new stage of transparency and help people be more free by having the difficult conversations.

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