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Data Scientist

at Scripps

Posted: 11/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: JR023692
Keywords: technology

Job Description

E.W. Scripps is a company rich in media history focused on the future. We are one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners with 60 stations nationwide, and we are working to stay ahead of the ways in which people use technology to find news and information. Our commitment to the future means that discovery is commonplace, the status quo is challenged, iteration and collaboration are the norm and new ideas are welcome.  Join a team of top performers and help shape the future of the most strategic and well positioned media company – E. W. Scripps.  This position will be located in Cincinnati, OH or Washington, DC.

At Scripps, you’ll:

  • Have a complete modern data science/analytics software stack at your disposal.
  • Enjoy a broad scope of responsibility – with projects and questions from every part of the business and new businesses under consideration.
  • Know that your work will have an impact on key strategic decisions – changing and shaping the way we do business. This is why we are so selective in our hiring process.
  • Grow your talent with constant learning – with substantial investments in on-site and hands-on training and eLearning formats used to fill in the gaps.
  • Work on projects that are important and interesting to you – with focus on modern media and marketing strategies
  • Expand your horizons by attending and giving talks at conferences and professional networking opportunities with senior analytics professionals.
  • Become a leading expert in applied data science for media.

We are looking for someone who knows how to use the latest data analytics tools, will thrive in our fast-paced innovative environment, will deliver results and has the following experience and credentials.

Primary purpose:

The Data Scientist blends the skills of a business thinker with those of a data analyst: asking questions, turning data into knowledge, forming conclusions, and making recommendations that enable the company to innovate, differentiate itself from its competitors, work smarter, make better decisions, and enhance profitability.  This individual will partner with the analytics team, analytics products and services director, business leaders and end users to be a change agent - teasing out the questions that are important to our business, and then use statistical analysis and data mining techniques to inform the answers and communicate conclusions both visually and in writing, along with recommendations and next steps.  The Data Scientist will also participate in the creation and measurement of new business processes, tools, and products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Influence the course of the business as a trusted advisor to business leaders, users and clients, using data and analytics as a basis for better, more informed decision making
    • Creation of analytics and measurement roadmaps
    • Identify impactful choices or courses of action that drive value for the organization
    • Evaluate the big picture and solve business problems in addition to focusing on metrics
    • Influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating conclusions to cross-functional groups
  • Create automation applications to replace tasks for critical revenue generating teams decreasing time dedicated to non-revenue generating
  • Mine large amounts of data and perform data analysis to extract useful business insights for a wide range of topics including product development and performance, market dynamics, consumer and audience knowledge, internal operations, and external research
    • Initial study design, acquisition of data, prototyping and production roll out
    • Ongoing tracking, monitoring, and periodic follow-up studies
    • Support the design and implement of reporting dashboards that track key business metrics and provide actionable insights
  • Use software and other tools to develop analyses that identify patterns, influences, correlations, relationships, predictive factors, risk factors, and that provide better situational awareness
    • Creation of models, simulations, and optimization routines
    • Develop of data flows and acquisition strategies to facilitate the capture and sharing of data and analytics within the organization
  • Support the development of Scripps analytics products and services by providing input into product roadmaps
  • Be a positive force to cultivate a culture that is passionate about developing analytics as a business competency
    • Drive accountability for value recognition and business results
    • Create and contribute to a quality work environment that motivates team members to perform at their highest levels and positively affects employee and business partner relationships
    • Be a publicly visible presence, including creating communications and leading training sessions, advocating for the benefits of analytics in Scripps and the products/services of the analytics team 

Education / work experience:

  • Bachelor's required, Masters preferred. Applied statistics, Computer Science, business analytics or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years, 5+ years preferred, experience in solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches apply to this requirement.
  • Experience and demonstrated success presenting complex analyses and final recommendations to business leaders and external clients.

Statistical method experience:

  • Analysis techniques such as marketing mix modeling, scenario modeling, pattern detection, A/B testing, nearest neighbor, cluster analysis, sentiment analysis, decision trees, optimization, simulation, regression analysis, agent-based modeling, ensemble models, collaborative filtering and other types of analysis

Software Proficiency:

  • Python, RapidMiner, R
  • Database skills (Snowflake, MySQL) experience preferred
  • Tableau

About Scripps:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation’s fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company. 

If interested, please apply at www.scripps.com/careers.

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The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is one of the nation’s leading media companies, focused on creating a better-informed world through a portfolio of news, information and entertainment brands. Scripps will become the nation’s largest television broadcaster, reaching 73% of U.S. television households through 108 stations in 76 markets, pending regulatory approval of its acquisition of ION Media. Committed to serving local audiences through objective journalism, Scripps operates 60 local TV stations in 42 markets. It is creating a national TV networks business that will include ION Media’s entertainment programming, Newsy’s straightforward headline and documentary news content and the five popular Katz broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.



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