Editorial Data Analyst

Melville, New York (US)
Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Jan 30, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Would you like to work at an organization that consistently wins journalism prizes, including local New York Emmys, for it's outstanding journalism?

newsday.com has an opening for an Editorial Data Analyst. The data analyst is an experienced journalist with a passion for editorial data and user behavior. This position is perfect for someone with a solid editorial background who loves metrics and understands how they drive user decisions.

The ideal candidate is sharp, hardworking and flexible with enough newsroom experience to shape information and analysis quickly, knowing what trends can help make coverage and programming decisions.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Digital Content, the analysts plays a key role in understanding data and analytics for the entire newsroom.

Essential Duties & Functions:

  • Shares journalism experience with the newsroom, and applies it to data.
  • Analyzes and looks for trends in overall editorial systems and platform metrics, including web, native apps and social media.
  • Brainstorms, drafts and implements analytics strategies to help guide our 24/7 publishing cycle.
  • Creates insights for editorial strategies that meet the overall content strategy and helps meet the content metrics goals derived from it.
  • Becomes a content data evangelizer in the newsroom.
  • Is able to generate analysis and insights quickly, to timely impact programming and strategizing on the site and native apps.
  • Has strong communication skills that convey the impact of the data trends.
  • Looks at data from different sources and platforms and weaves an analysis from all of them.
  • Strategizes current implementation and future ones to ensure the correct data is being captured.
  • Has strong analytical skills, as well as critical thinking and attention to detail.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in journalism and newsroom/content data analysis strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or related field.
  • Experience producing and generating reports in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and other data platforms
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Good understanding/knowledge of data gathering tools such as Adobe Analytics, Chartbeat, and Google Analytics.
  • Comfortable working on a deadline-driven journalistic and product environment.
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to jump quickly when new trends are discovered.
  • Understanding of audience models and how data powers them.
  • Reliable transportation to and from our Melville, Long Island office.
  • Desk jobs are largely sedentary roles that would require one’s ability to sit for extended period of time up to full 8 hour shift; may occasionally lift up to 25 lbs for files and supplies; ability to reach, bend.

Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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