• Senior Digital Analyst - Newsroom

    Additional Posting Locations 4 weeks ago(12/28/2018 11:32 AM)
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    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Marketing - Data & Insights
  • Overview

    The Los Angeles Times is looking for a senior data analyst to work side-by-side with journalists, helping them understand audience analytics and insights as we rebuild this vital institution and help  create a data-centered organizational culture.


    You will be part of our data organization, where you’ll have the chance to work with a team that includes data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and consumer researchers. Our goal is to help instill a data-first culture around our products, strategic initiatives, and business operations.


    This analyst will work directly with our editorial team in Los Angeles, sitting alongside homepage and audience engagement editors. You will acquire a deep understanding of our newsroom’s workflow,  strategies and goals and learn how to help our editors and reporters to apply data as they produce articles, photos, videos, podcasts and other content for our digital products.


    This role requires  constant collaboration across people and teams. You will be a key interface between our newsroom and opinion department, and our technology, product and data teams. Your insights will help inform  the creation of new digital products and the continual improvement of existing ones.


    This position will be part of our analytics team in our data organization, but will be embedded in our newsroom  working alongside our journalists.



    • Be the key data analyst for the Los Angeles Times newsroom, helping it to more effectively engage with our audience
    • Create dashboards and self-service tools to empower our journalists (editors and reporters) to find answers to their key questions
    • Collaborate with our product and engineering teams in the development of new content products and editorial tools
    • Find insights and strategies to help us continue to innovate in how we serve our audience


    • 3+ years experience working in data analytics or data journalism
    • Proficient in SQL
    • Proficient in Tableau, Looker or similar BI tool
    • Experience with at least one modern data warehouse platform (Redshift, Snowflake, Hive, Athena, etc.)
    • Experience with web analytics tools such as Google or Adobe Analytics
    • Understanding of newsroom tools like Pars.ly and Chartbeat
    • Ability to synthesize complex data from multiple different sources and present insights in a clear and concise way
    • Strong communication skills and ability to present results to editorial stakeholders at all levels of the company
    • Experience building impactful and intuitive data visualizations


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