Job description

iHeartMedia

Job Summary:
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base.

The Data Scientist will provide research, modeling, analysis, and guidance using Advanced Analytics and Data Science techniques to develop and support data and model-driven decision making through leading-edge business solutions. The Data Scientist will engage directly with business and technology partners to research, identify, and seek out information, facts, and data, and will conduct and promote scientific, inquisitive, and innovative approaches to business decision problems and technical solutions.

Responsibilities:
Demonstrate passion about using data assets and mathematical modeling to optimize systems, processes, and products across iHeartMedia
Use emerging tools and technology to develop advanced analytics models and automation in content programming, ad sales and operations, consumer insights, music research, audience attribution, demand and revenue forecasting, and other areas of the company
Assist or lead the formulation, calibration, validation, and implementation of predictive analytics, statistical, and machine learning models
Employ a pragmatic approach to evaluate new algorithms and technologies for positive impact within iHeartMedia
Communicate complex solutions and ideas to a variety of stakeholders (other team members, IT leadership, and business leaders) in easily understandable language
Work on a number of projects as a member of the project team and/or as an individual contributor
Write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using agreed upon technology
Participate in system and user acceptance testing
Participate in project planning sessions to gather user requirements
Assist in the preparation of time estimates for project schedules
Troubleshoot production problems within area of expertise
Utilize and stay current in programming languages and software technology

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or a related analytical field – Ph.D. desired
1-4 years of industry experience in a data science, machine learning, or predictive analytics role, formulating and implementing predictive analytics models, or in an optimization or operations research related role, formulating and implementing large-scale mathematical programming models
A demonstrable scientific foundation and understanding of concepts in area of expertise: for predictive analytics this includes theoretical statistics, estimation theory, consumer choice modeling, machine learning, etc., and for operations research this includes linear and discrete optimization, nonlinear optimization, goal programming, and metaheuristics, as well as extensive experience with algebraic modeling languages and optimization solvers such as XPRESS, CPLEX, or Gurobi
Solid programming skills in a general-purpose language and expertise in Python or R
Exceptional analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills as well as solid communication and presentation skills with technical and non-technical audiences

Location

San Antonio, TX: 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, 78258

Position Type

Regular

Benefits:
iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

Company provided and supplemental life insurance

Paid vacation and sick time

Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

A 401K plan

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Some positions in certain divisions of the iHeartMedia family of companies are subject to mandatory vaccination requirements as a condition of employment. Candidates who have been offered employment for these positions at iHeartMedia, subject to applicable law, will be required to demonstrate they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation from the vaccination requirement by their start date (which may be extended for such purposes). If the aforementioned requirements are not met, candidates who have accepted offers for such positions will have their offers rescinded and/or employment terminated in accordance with applicable law.

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