Senior Data Analyst

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Feb 24, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Audience Development and Analytics department drives strategic and operational decisions for The Washington Post. This highly visible team applies analytics and research to support strategic initiatives and day-to-day operational support company-wide and is currently seeking a Senior Data Analyst.

As our Senior Data Analyst you'll work in close collaboration with the newsroom, marketing, product, engineering, advertising and finance departments on a diverse range of projects that have a critical and strategic impact on all aspects of the company. You will regularly interact with various stakeholders in these departments, understand needs, build reports, conduct data analysis, and make actionable recommendations.You will love solving open-ended problems by taking mountains of data, transforming it into meaningful analysis aimed towards identifying solutions and opportunities.You are happiest in a role where you can solve problems where business, math, technology, and practical intuition converge.

  • You work with stakeholders across departments to understand KPIs and come up with a measurement plan
  • You work with Engineering, Product and Marketing teams to ensure metrics are appropriately defined, implemented, and tested across our digital assets
  • You will design, build, and maintain key periodic reports, dashboards and analyses utilizing Hadoop, Web Analytics tools (Google Analytics), R, Python, Tableau and other reporting and visualization tools
  • You will develop best practices and approaches to answer ad hoc questions on online user behavior, customer journeys, engagement, conversion data and multi-channel attribution
  • You will assist various testing and optimization efforts by performing in-depth and ad-hoc analysis of information from multiple data sources (web analytics data, marketing data, newsletter data, subscription data, alternate platforms as well as external data) to assist data informed decision making at all levels
  • You will prepare and present reports, analysis and presentations to various stakeholders including executives

  • Your mission is to leverage data to improve usage, engagement and ultimately subscription.
  • You are naturally curious and always take the extra steps to necessary to diagnose and treat challenges.
  • You are organized, efficient and always looking for solutions to any challenge.
  • You can communicate complex ideas and solutions effectively to those not well versed in your discipline.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related technical discipline
  • 4+ years of data analytics experience, with a strong preference for experience in web analytics
  • A strong quantitative, creative, and problem-solving mindset
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in SQL. Experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL on cloud is a plus
  • Expertise in R, Python data analysis packages to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Expertise in Big Data tools and distributed data/computing tools like Hadoop (or other big-data solutions), Map/Reduce, S3, Hive, Spark etc.
  • Expertise in Tableau, R Shiny, D3 or other visualization/ reporting tools
  • Expertise with enterprise Web Analytics systems and media/ publishing industry experience is preferred

When you join The Post

When you join TWP, you are joining a mission to connect, inform, and enlighten those around the globe with the highest caliber, most trustworthy news and information. Our multicultural, multi-generational workforce is constantly creating and innovating, leading the media and technology industries to better solutions. We welcome all perspectives and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

Whether you contribute to journalism, engineering, finance, or marketing, you are helping define the future of news.

We continue to shine a light into the darkness and hope you'll join us.

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.

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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