Profil

Simon Wörpel

Datenjournalist

Seit 2015 gräbt Simon für CORRECTIV in großen Datensätzen und Dokumenten. Noch in der drögesten Tabelle findet er die spannendste Geschichte, die er dann manchmal über aufwändige Visualisierungen erzählt. Außerdem entwickelt er technische Tools, die investigative Journalisten bei ihrer Arbeit unterstützen. Zuvor arbeitete er als freier Journalist und Web-Entwickler. In Köln studierte er Journalismus, Volkswirtschaftslehre und Politik und wollte damals wie jeder Journalistenschüler gedruckte Magazinseiten vollschreiben. Eigentlich hätte er fast Musik studiert, doch er entschied sich für den sicheren Beruf des Journalisten. Musik macht er heute noch, und die eigene Platte ist in Arbeit.

E-Mail: simon.woerpel(at)correctiv.org
Website: https://medienrevolte.de
Twitter: @simonwoerpel

© Benjamin Schubert

von Simon Wörpel , Anne-Lise Bouyer , Lyudmila Vaseva , Benjamin Schubert , Simon Jockers

CORRECTIV is a multi award winning non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany. We focus on long-term investigations into topics that receive too little attention in other media.
Besides journalists, the newsroom includes a data and technology team that builds innovative tools to help journalists investigate.

To grow this team, we are opening a position of a senior full-stack web developer with a focus on Python.

CORRECTIV ist spendenfinanziert!

CORRECTIV ist das erste gemeinnützige Recherchezentrum im deutschsprachigen Raum. Unser Ziel ist eine aufgeklärte Gesellschaft. Denn nur gut informierte Bürgerinnen und Bürger können auf demokratischem Weg Probleme lösen und Verbesserungen herbeiführen. Mit Ihrer Spende ermöglichen Sie unsere Arbeit. Jetzt unterstützen!

What you will do:

  • As a part of the nerds team, you work closely with designers, product managers and developers to build innovative tools
  • You are in charge of several Django-based web applications, which include our publishing system, data-driven news apps, and a membership and donation system.
  • You make independent technical and architectural decisions, support the newsroom with technical expertise and help us grow our technology team.

Your profile:

  • Several years of experience with designing, developing and maintaining complex web applications, ideally in a lead or senior position
  • Ability to write clean HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with the integration of external APIs (e.g. mailchimp, paypal)
  • Fluent in English and Python. German is a big plus

What you might have that would be great:

  • Experience with Django and Django CMS
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as React, Riot.js or Vue.js
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with managing small development teams
  • A strong portfolio with personal projects or open source contributions

What we offer:

  • Full-time position with competitive salary
  • The opportunity to shape the future of journalism in Germany
  • A highly motivated team with a nice and cosy office in the heart of Berlin
  • The opportunity to lead the brand new CORRECTIV football team from an outsider position into the first series of the Berlin Media League

If this opportunity sounds attractive to you, please send us your application with CV and a link to your portfolio or work examples to: 

nerdjobs@correctiv.org

Please don’t include photos of yourself or information regarding your marital or family status.

Verstärke das News-Nerds-Team von CORRECTIV!

Verstärke das News-Nerds-Team von CORRECTIV!© Ivo Mayr

Newsroom Updates

Open positions at CORRECTIV

Help us build our data and technology team!

von Simon Jockers , Simon Wörpel

CORRECTIV is a multi award winning non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany. We focus on long-term investigations into topics that receive too little attention in other media.

To grow our data and technology team and we are opening several positions:


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to shape the future of journalism in Germany
  • Full-time positions with competitive salaries
  • A highly motivated team with offices in the heart of Berlin and Essen
  • The opportunity to lead the brand new CORRECTIV football team from an outsider position into the first series of the Berlin Media League

Das CORRECTIV-Team

1. Python web developer (senior)

As a developer at CORRECTIV, you are in charge of the development of the tools behind our data-driven investigations and the further development of our Django-based publishing platform, which also includes a membership and donation system. You make independent technical and architectural decisions, support the newsroom with technical expertise and help us grow our technology team.

CORRECTIV ist spendenfinanziert!

CORRECTIV ist das erste gemeinnützige Recherchezentrum im deutschsprachigen Raum. Unser Ziel ist eine aufgeklärte Gesellschaft. Denn nur gut informierte Bürgerinnen und Bürger können auf demokratischem Weg Probleme lösen und Verbesserungen herbeiführen. Mit Ihrer Spende ermöglichen Sie unsere Arbeit. Jetzt unterstützen!

Your profile:

  • Fluent in English and Python. German is a big plus
  • Several years of experience with designing, developing and maintaining complex web applications, ideally in a lead or senior position
  • Ability to write clean HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with the integration of external APIs (e.g. mailchimp, paypal)

What you might have that would be great:

  • Experience with Django and Django CMS
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as React, Riot.js or Vue.js
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with managing small development teams
  • A strong portfolio with personal projects or open source contributions

2. Data journalist (junior and senior)

As a data journalist at CORRECTIV, you work independently on data-driven investigations, from data collection to analysis and publication. You also team up with editors, developers, and graphic designers to work on innovative storytelling projects. On top of that, you contribute to increasing the data literacy in our newsroom through teaching and helping others to deal with data.

Your profile:

  • Native or fluent in German
  • Professional experience and/or a degree in journalism
  • Strong understanding of statistics
  • Ability to structure, clean and analyse complex data using spreadsheets
  • Experience with data analysis using a script language (R or Python) and experience with interactive data visualization using tools such d3.js or Leaflet

What you might have that would be great:

  • Experience with text mining or document analysis
  • Project management experience
  • A strong portfolio with data visualization, data analysis and technical publications

You are interested in one of the jobs but you are not sure if you have all the skills? Please apply anyway! We can help you learn new things and develop your skills.

Please send your application with CV and a link to your portfolio or work examples to: bewerbung@correctiv.org

Please don’t include photos of yourself or information regarding your marital or family status.