Data Scientist

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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The Data Scientist will lead efforts to build better solutions and make more informed decisions using data. This position reports to the Chief Data Science Officer and works closely with members of the technology, product and operations teams.

The Team

The Nexstar Data Science team builds machine learning applications and other data-enabled solutions for the Nexstar Media Group. The datasets include online and offline data across multiple screens, thousands of campaigns running on television, mobile, desktop, and OTT.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze large datasets, using machine learning, to identify key factors of campaign performance
  • Classify text and video content using natural language processing and other methods
  • Implement and automate feature engineering algorithms and methods
  • Develop contextual models to detect/predict audience behavior
  • Integrate data assets from multiple internal and external systems
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to other members of the team

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Detailed-oriented
  • Affinity for data and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Technical capacity
  • Enjoys working hard and is action-oriented

Education & Experience:

  • Required - BS in Statistics or related quantitative/scientific discipline
  • Required - 3 years working experience
  • Required - 3 years of experience using machine learning
  • Required - 2 years of experience with Python
  • Required - 2 years of experience using SQL
  • Required - Experience with data analysis packages like scikit-learn
  • Required – Experience with NLP solutions like Word2vec, LDA, BERT
  • Preferred - MS/PHD in Statistics or related quantitative/scientific discipline
  • Preferred - Experience with AWS
  • Preferred - Experience working in the online marketing industry
  • Preferred - Experience with yield optimization algorithms

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements :

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.


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