Dow Jones

Data Scientist (Acquisition)

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Job Description

We are looking for a data scientist to join the Data Science & Analytics team for The Wall Street Journal’s Membership group. In this role, you will lead our efforts in machine learning as it relates to WSJ’s acquisition strategy. This involves working on the development and refinement of critical models for our business—including the propensity model behind WSJ’s dynamic paywall. Additionally, you will serve as an evangelist for analytics within our organization and develop metrics for measuring engagement within our products.

The role will require a strong understanding of data wrangling, log-level usage data, and production models. You will need strong organization skills, and will oversee the execution of large scale data projects. An interest in best-in-class design and engineering, as well as visualization and storytelling, will also be critical to your success in this role.

This role sits on the Data Science & Strategy team inside our Membership group.

What You’ll Do
  • Serve as a key contributor and strategic lead in our efforts in predictive modeling as it relates to WSJ’s members.
  • Work with business partners to develop and refine models around pricing, propensity to subscribe, and member churn.
  • Become an evangelist for analytics within our organization, speaking to who our members are and what motivates them.
Requirements
  • A minimum of four years experience in applied research and/or a data-specific role
  • A strong understanding of data wrangling, log-level usage data, and production models
  • The ability to speak with diverse stakeholders and effectively apply technical skills to relevant business goals
  • An interest in best-in-class design and engineering, as well as visualization and storytelling
  • At minimum a bachelor’s degree in either a quantitative discipline or the liberal arts.
  • Mastery of common analytics tools (SQL, Tableau, Adobe/Google Analytics)
  • Versed in the fundamentals of statistics, with a working understanding of machine learning algorithms and their applications
  • Curiosity and an interest in continued learning
  • Passion for news organizations and an understanding of the business models behind them
Job Description
  • We are looking for a data scientist to join the Data Science & Analytics team for The Wall Street Journal’s Membership group. In this role, you will lead our efforts in machine learning as it relates to WSJ’s acquisition strategy. This involves working on the development and refinement of critical models for our business—including the propensity model behind WSJ’s dynamic paywall. Additionally, you will serve as an evangelist for analytics within our organization and develop metrics for measuring engagement within our products.
  • The role will require a strong understanding of data wrangling, log-level usage data, and production models. You will need strong organization skills, and will oversee the execution of large scale data projects. An interest in best-in-class design and engineering, as well as visualization and storytelling, will also be critical to your success in this role.
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Business Area: WSJ MEMBERSHIP GROUP

Job Category: IT Development Group

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NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including elective benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 30022

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