Freelance Writer: Data Literacy
Data found online (or anywhere in the world) can easily be misunderstood. It's important to know how statistics are calculated to understand what they mean and when they're being used in misleading ways. We're looking for someone who can write video scripts on the subject of data literacy to help spread more understanding of the massive amounts of data in our lives.
At Complexly, we make videos that help our audiences develop a nuanced and complex view of the world around us. This project will be similar to Crash Course, one of our most renowned channels, which invites students, teachers, and lifelong learners to understand subjects they might have had trouble with or are curious to learn more about.
As our freelance writer, you'll be asked to work with our consultant and editor to write 12-20 episodes for this data literacy series, including providing illustrations or reference images to assist the animation team. Every script you write should be accurate and engaging for our audience. You should have an in-depth understanding of data analysis, statistics, and their common uses in media. You should also have an empathetic approach to debunking misconceptions about data and want to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with a broad audience.
If this sounds like you, apply for this position by April 3rd!
More details on the position:
Job Title: Data Literacy Writer
Reports to: Content Manager
Term: Approximately 6 months
Location: Remote, ideally US based
If you want to learn more about the work we do at Crash Course and Complexly, check out our website:
What city are you based in?
Link(s) to resume and cover letter
Link(s) to published works (if any; Crash Course-like samples preferred)
Highest level of education
Some college (currently attending)
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Master's program (currently attending)
Doctorate's program (currently attending)
I have only taken general statistics and/or data literacy courses
I majored in statistics and/or data literacy or a related field (Bachelor's degree)
I have an advanced degree in statistics and/or data literacy or a related field (Master's or PhD)
I am an expert in statistics and/or data literary and/or teach either professionally
I've never written professionally
I've been a freelance writer
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Explain a common misconception caused by statistics/data used in media as if you're speaking with a college freshman (in 250 words or less)
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