Analytics, Insights & Trainings Editor

Washington, DC
Apr 06, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Analyst, Trainer
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a data analyst with proven experience in journalism or digital media for the expansion of a team dedicated to providing the newsroom with meaningful, data-based insights and training. Understanding audience behavior, trends and desires and translating them into actionable strategies that can be implemented across all The Post's newsroom teams will be integral to our goal of expanding readership domestically and internationally.

Analytics editors on this team are responsible for parsing audience data and establishing insightful takeaways that editors across the newsroom can use to better understand the needs of readers, viewers and listeners as we continue to push The Post's world-class journalism into multiple formats for a variety of audiences.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for understanding audience behavior, following the latest trends and experiments in the industry, and creating replicable workflows to scale analysis and our team's impact. They'll be thoughtful about the large and small strategies that can be implemented to improve our audience's experience of our journalism while deepening trust and connectivity.

Strong candidates will have a minimum of three years of analytics experience, particularly in the area of audience reach and engagement. Experience with an enterprise web analytics system like Google Analytics, familiarity with data analysis using Python or R, experience using SQL to query and manipulate data, and experience in Tableau, Data Studio, or other visualization/reporting tools will help the candidate succeed in this role. This role reports to the director of news analytics, insights & trainings.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 04/30/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Director of News Analytics and Insights Christina Macholan and Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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.

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