Do you take pride in being called a data wonk? Are you looking to get your hands dirty and gain some serious accountability in a data-driven role? Well then, we have just the gig.
An iconic digital media brand is looking for a bright and highly numerate data whiz to join their team as their Analytics Manager. This is a brand spanking new role that you’ll get to create from scratch—it’s a perfect job for a hungry data analyst who’s ready to make a move into a more rigorous role, one where you can really roll up your sleeves and make an impact.
Reporting to the Director of Analytics, you’ll be working to deliver data-driven, nuanced insights from a variety of sources to Editorial, Sales, Finance, Marketing, and other departments. This is a fantastic job for a hungry up-and-comer looking to gain a 360-degree perspective on what makes a 24-7 news organization tick.
To be Analytics Manager, you’ll need to demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in web analytics and data in general. You also need to have an insatiable curiosity and a proven ability to learn and master new software. But most of all, you need to eat, sleep, and breathe data.
The Director of Analytics will be giving you lots of meaty projects right out of the gate. Right now he’s a one-man band, but together you’ll be the Dynamic Duo. Sure, there will be day-to-day number crunching, analysis, and presentation of data, but there will also be lots of opportunities to get strategic.
Following the lead of your fearless leader, you’ll help to define and maintain analytics strategies across a variety of platforms. You’ll create ways to share data across the organization, and you’ll train staff on interpreting data and incorporating its lessons into decision making.
Hired Gun Profile
Ideally you’re already working at an online publisher, an ad-tech company, or a media agency, and are familiar with the ebb and flow of content-rich sites. You’re a data jock with experience setting up, maintaining, optimizing, and extracting meaningful numbers from Google Analytics and similar platforms. You also have the technological know-how to get the most from data visualization and stats packages, such as SAS/SPSS, MiniTab, SQL, and Tableau. And you know your Pivot Tables as well as R, at least on a basic level.
You have a keen ability to mine huge amounts of data and find those curious outliers that can change everything, and you’ve used A/B testing and similar audience-based techniques to help point departments in new directions.
On top of all this practical stats goodness, you’re a skilled presenter and PowerPoint pro who’s able to package insights and sell them to other departments and stakeholders—you understand that a point that might be important to one audience (e.g., Sales) won’t necessarily fly with another (e.g., Editorial). You’ve worked with plenty of folks who don’t understand data or its value, and you know how to evangelize while still having room for other perspectives.
We’re open to unique backgrounds and perspectives. For instance, you might come from an audience development/traffic generation role, or maybe you’re a major player in e-comm. If you can make a case for how your skills will translate into analytics at a digital media company, we’re willing to listen.
The people here show up daily playing to win. Come armed with your best war story on when data saved the day at your current or former company, and you’ll be in a good position. You’ll also need to demonstrate that you’re sociable and interested in working with people to disseminate data across the organization. (In other words, this isn’t the job for anyone satisfied with being a heads-down loner.)
If you’re an analytics pro with data to wield and chutzpah in the tank, then you might just make headlines here.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.