We’ve got a new job listing up, and I hope you’ll have a look. If you do, you’ll see that we’re doing something new. This position came about because we decided that we wanted to create more and better data visualizations — they’re interesting, people like them, and they’re a great opportunity to experiment with new technologies.
But as we started thinking through how to staff this position, we realized we didn’t really want someone who was an expert in d3, or processing.js, or any other presentation technology. Don’t get me wrong: finding someone with those skills for this position would be great. But we already have a bunch of talented front-end developers and designers. I think we can present answers in beautiful and compelling ways; what I could really use are better questions.
So please have a look, and if you know folks who you think would be a good fit, pass the link along to them. And if you yourself are thinking about applying, please don’t be scared off by the specific requirements — they describe what we think an ideal candidate would be, but we know that we’re likely to find some surprises. This fellowship is a bit of an experiment for us, but I’m excited about the possibilities it represents.