Editorial Data Analyst

Mar 24, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Crain’s Detroit Business, Southeast Michigan's leading weekly business publication for upper-level executives and business owners, is seeking an Editorial Data Analyst, an information champion, to help tell data-based stories in print and on the Web. The position entails the collection of information for industry lists for publication and sale and the annual Book of Lists, plus database management with an eye toward creating new products. The most important quality a candidate must have is a strong understanding of what data means and the stories it can tell and be excited to become an active part of a newsroom. The job takes place in a fast-paced environment and requires the ability to meet weekly deadlines and manage multiple projects at various stages of completion. Candidate needs to be organized, curious, detail-oriented and creative. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Description of duties and responsibilities:

• Gather and compile business statistics and information for publication from businesses and other outside data sources
• Survey companies via email using DataJoe to help generate list content. Background in database management needed; training on DataJoe will be provided.
• Maintain various Excel- and Access-based databases
• Display data visually through programs such as Tableau and Google Fusion Tables
• Maintain systems for updating data throughout the year through careful reading of Crain’s Detroit Business, www.crainsdetroit.com and other sources.
• Assist reporters and editors with data research requests; also some marketing projects
• Confirm the accuracy of information submitted
• Develop new uses/products for data

Skills and experience required:

• Persistence in gathering data/facts
• Project management experience required
• Proficient with all aspects of PC operation
• Proficient in Excel, Word and Access
• Basic knowledge of HTML necessary, HTML5 and CSS desirable.
• CMS experience
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong numerical aptitude
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong proofreading and organizational skills
• College degree or comparable work experience

Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business publishers in the U.S. with over 28 different business, trade and consumer publications and websites within North America, Europe and Asia. As an authoritative source of vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers worldwide, each of the company's newspapers, magazines and electronic news sites have become required reading in their respective sector of business and consumer market. Providing unmatched value and award-winning editorial excellence, the company is respected for its dependable journalism which readers have relied upon for over 90 years.

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.

We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly. Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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