Business Intelligence Analyst

Washington, DC
Aug 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Business Intelligence Analyst will be a lead gatherer of data and presenter of intelligent analysis of Washington Post digital advertising sales strategies. This role will primarily focus on working closely with Senior Management to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date data in order to make sound business decisions for our programmatic business. The right candidate will be able to manage and understand a high volume of complex inventory and financial data and translate them into detailed reports, meaningful analysis and sound recommendations. The Business Intelligence Analyst reports to the Supervisor, Business Intelligence, but often takes direction from other Senior Management members and works in collaboration with all parts of the Washington Post organization.

Roles & Responsibilities Include:
  • Interact with and present data findings to Senior Management
  • Participate in strategy decisions and advise about company goals, plans, and results
  • Suggest strategic Site or Product improvements to Senior Management with goal of increasing revenue
  • Develop ways to use data to evaluate internal business outcomes
  • Be creative in approaches to solving problems and managing data. Ideal candidate will look for opportunities to improve current reporting processes as well as implement new processes when necessary.
  • Assist Sales, Finance, Operations, and Marketing departments with various ad-hoc reports involving impression data (Google Ad Manager), pageview data (Google Analytics), and revenue data (Operative/Finance reports).
  • Build and distribute reporting templates/models for various departments to improve efficiency
  • Manage data ingestion and data integrity in Domo, our business intelligence tool

Requirements include:
  • BA/BS degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or other related area
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and pivot tables
  • Strong quantitative and analysis skills
  • Strong SQL experience required
  • Self motivator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary, with strong presentation skills a plus
  • Capable of working proactively with multiple departments to achieve results

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Online Advertising, Google Ad Manager and Operative a plus
  • Experience with Domo a plus

Motivational Fit:
  • You are energized by problem-solving and love to ideate solutions for difficult problems.
  • You're able to get into the weeds and understand a topic at its core, but also able to take a step back and see the bigger picture
  • You can identify areas of need and take the initiative to address them
  • You are naturally curious and eager to learn new things
  • You are comfortable analyzing complex data but also have the business acumen to provide insights and recommendations

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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