Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco

The Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance is seeking a Chief Data Officer to promote the use of data in municipal government. Cities collect enormous amounts of data daily, yet this data is not always used to inform internal processes or service delivery.  The responsibilities of the Chief Data Officer are threefold: promoting transparency through open data, constructing a comprehensive strategy for citywide data usage and storage, and facilitating data-driven decision-making through sophisticated analytics.  An ideal candidate for this position would have an advanced degree in computer science, economics, statistics, or mathematics as well as experience in public service and business processes.

The Chief Data Officer is the primary steward of the data portal for storage of the city’s raw data. Such a portal enables the public to download data in a variety of formats or write against the API for independent projects. The CDO is also responsible for working with departments to ensure that data is placed onto the DataSF website and made accessible in flexible and useful formats, and in further developing the standards and structure to support these efforts.

Deadline: October 6. Salary range is $94,978-121,212.

Managing Editor, Lead Writers, other positions, FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight’s expansion in partnership with ESPN is beginning in earnest. In the coming weeks and months, we will be looking to hire a variety of journalists, including editors, writers, developers and designers. Notice of new job listings will be posted at this site, and at One of the first positions we want to fill is our most senior editorial position, Managing Editor. The Managing Editor will be responsible for establishing the overall editorial vision for the site, and managing day-to-day editorial operations. The job requires a minimum of 10 years related editorial work experience and a minimum of 5 years experience in people management. Specific experience heading a newsroom or large news desk at a print or digital media outlet is preferred. The job is based in New York City, and will require a significant office presence….

FiveThirtyEight is [also] conducting a search for lead writers in three of our most important content verticals: sports, politics and economics. These are high-profile, full-time positions for people with an outstanding combination of writing and statistical skills. They will principally involve: (i) writing 2-3 feature-length articles per week (typically between 500 words and a few thousand words) and (ii) contributing to long-term FiveThirtyEight projects — that is, assisting in the build-out of our data-driven models and interactive features.

No deadline. FiveThirtyEight is, of course, Nate Silver‘s outfit. This is probably the only time that a job with ESPN will ever be posted on Createquity. He’s just that fuckin’ cool.

Program Assistant, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

The program assistant provides a wide range of administrative support for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH).  This includes all aspects of travel arrangements, space management, receiving visitors, maintaining office supplies, etc.  He/she is responsible for communicating with agency employees and with Presidentially-appointed private sector Committee members, White House staff, and foreign dignitaries.  He/she prepares a broad range of materials; composes a variety of correspondence; and maintains various mailing and invitation lists in automated databases and other formats.  He/she serves as event coordinator, is responsible for scheduling and arranging on and off-site meetings and organizes other events with individuals or groups.  Some travel is required.

Deadline: October 7. Coolness of job is of course highly conditional on the government not shutting down next month. Salary range is $42,209-60,765.

Various, is currently looking for freelance individuals to take on the following roles: Editor, Film Editor, Technical Coordinator, and Social Media & Web Analytics Expert. is a unique online platform that connects the people of Asia and Europe through arts and culture by providing information, facilitating dialogue and stimulating reflection. is a programme of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

Deadline: October 18. Candidates do not need to be based in Singapore (where operates), but they do need to be citizens of one of 49 Asian or European countries.