[R-jobs] Intern at Barron's ! -- use statistics for investigative financial journalism

Bert Gunter gunter@berton @end|ng |rom gene@com
Fri Oct 25 16:47:12 CEST 2013


I find it rather puzzling that despite your title, you ask for
training  in neither statistics nor finance. One might wonder what
sort of statistical investigative work in finance one would do without
such knowledge.

-- Bert Gunter

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Alpert, William
<William.Alpert using barrons.com> wrote:
> We're seeking interns for the summer of 2014 here at Barron's the Dow Jones newsweekly that's searched out good investments and financial frauds since 1921, when our founder exposed Charles Ponzi. We're at the center of the financial world in New York and can pay a bit of a stipend to cover the city's high living costs.  Here's the blurb:
> Do some good. Intern at Barron's, the New York financial publication with a decades-long tradition of investigative journalism and a more recent commitment to data analytic exposure of fraud in finance, business and healthcare. Bring us your zeal and your data munging skills and we'll teach you how to be a writer, stock analyst and gumshoe investigator. We assemble unique data sets to scrutinize activities like Jim Cramer's CNBC stock picking, for-profit colleges, Medicare rip-offs and the hyping of US-listed China stocks. Our stories achieve instant reform of bad situations. Please help us make Wall Street safe for the little guy.
> We will hire one programmer-journalist intern to work from June through August of 2014. Desirable skills would include programming fluency in R (for data analysis and visualization), a scripting language (like Perl or Python) and SQL. If you can write, you will also get stories published under your byline.
> As part of the Dow Jones News Fund, the program provides free pre-internship training seminars, 10 weeks' salary, $1,000 scholarships for interns returning to school, and a travel allowance. The salary is not princely, so it helps if you have a place to stay in the New York area.
> APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014 (that's a very soft deadline)
> Apply online at https://www.newsfund.org
> ...Click Programs...then Internship Applications...make sure to complete the business reporting form.
> Also, send a resume, writing or code samples to me - Bill Alpert - at william.alpert using barrons.com and call me with any questions at 212.416.2742.

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