Data Analyst, Careers

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Remote (United States)
  • Jan 22, 2023
Full-time Data Analysis Data Collection Data Modeling Data Science Excel Qualitative Quality Assurance (QA) Quantitative SQL Tableau

Job Description

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will be involved in establishing, building and ultimately growing the careers vertical; you will be a key member of a fast-growing organization that is goal-oriented and building something from the ground up.

The primary responsibilities of the Data Analyst, Careers will be sourcing, storing, processing and analyzing large data sets. Our first task together will be to launch a brand new rankings product for U.S. News.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Assist the VP in sourcing various data sets via internal and third party sources including partnerships, public data sets, and surveys.

  • Efficiently source, store, process and analyze these data sets.

  • Develop and own data models for our rankings and other products

  • Develop and own quality assurance procedures for data collected internally and from third party sources; ensuring accurate, complete and clean data sets

  • Develop and document processes for your work.

  • Coordinate closely with relevant internal teams at US News including Engineering, Business Intelligence, and Product Management

  • Be a thought partner and collaborator with the VP as Careers rolls out new products; including on ranking methodologies, performing regression analyses, and producing data visualizations.

You should definitely have:

  • At least two (2) years’ professional data science experience in a product environment

  • Been involved in initiatives involving cross functional teams

  • Derive meaning from large, nuanced quantitative and qualitative data sets

  • High level proficiency working in MS Office Suite, specifically in Excel

  • Knowledge of database structures and experience writing SQL select statements to query databases

  • Knowledge of relevant software like Looker and Tableau

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excelled in college-level quantitative coursework (economics, math, statistics or computer science)

  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and strong time management skills

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience in JIRA or other product development tracking tools.

  • An understanding of SEO

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!

  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

  • In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $58,000 to $85,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

  • Please note that we will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.