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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 Data Analyst.

As our Data Analyst you’ll report to the Manager of Analytics and 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.


  • Partner with stakeholders across departments to understand KPIs and come up with a measurement plan
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product and Marketing teams to ensure metrics are appropriately defined, implemented, and tested across our digital assets
  • 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
  • Develop best practices and approaches to answer ad hoc questions on online user behavior, customer journeys, engagement, conversion data and multi-channel attribution
  • 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
  • Prepare and present reports, analysis and presentations to various stakeholders including executives

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related technical discipline
  • 2+ 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
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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