The Local News Lab is a small team working to build open-source data products to help support local and community newsrooms and their businesses. Our core product is an article recommendation system, which we’ve currently deployed to three newsroom partner sites. We are seeking an engineer who can help improve and maintain our backend systems, and optionally refine our team’s data models. This person would be closely connected to our stakeholders and have an interest in helping shape our recommendation system and additional products to best meet the needs of the newsrooms we serve.
The Local News Lab is located within the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia Journalism School.