Vice President of Data and Analytics

Media Convergence Group, Inc. Chicago, IL

Newsy is searching for a Vice President of Data and Analytics to lead the company’s capacity to use data, research, and observations along with analytics-based tools, techniques, and processes to generate positive earnings impacts. You will have a direct role in crafting strategies to develop the value of the Newsy data assets and lead a team responsible for all data analytics programs for Newsy. This role reports to the Chief of Staff.


What You’ll Do:

* Work closely with the executive team, division and department leads, and the CEO to oversee the creation and management of data and analytics products and services, and support the divisions and operational units of the company as they seek to use data for competitive advantage; make informed conclusions and recommendations to company leaders from a business perspective

* Develop a cross-platform insights strategy that empowers business units with industry-leading consumer research

* Participate in the execution of special projects by developing measurement plans and reporting success or failure

* Analyzes external market dynamics and other data sources to assess trends and develop actionable insights based on a solid understanding of the business model and company challenges

* Manage an advanced analytics team

* Nurture organic growth in the organization’s development of analytics as a business competency

* Identify analytics-related business needs and recommend suitable solutions. Lead and manage the delivery of advanced analytics services, studies, and products, including: AI-enabled big data analysis, user churn reports, user acquisition, experience optimization, and A/B testing

* Suggests solutions and points of view on how to solve analytical and strategic challenges

* Provide actionable, solutions-oriented metrics, insights and recommendations that lead to audience and advertising growth, or the realization of other business goals

* Lead meetings to present analysis, insights, and recommendations

* Develop and improve organizational processes and procedures to support the development of analytics as a service to the Newsy organization

* May specify, create and monetize (where appropriate) new products, processes, and standards to support corporate strategies including interpretation and application

* Participate in due diligence for merger/acquisition activities, including the evaluation of data assets, processes, maturity level, and potential value.

* Provide thought-leadership in promoting Newsy, and represent the company through speaking engagements and participation in industry groups, white papers, analytics summits, industry publications, and case studies

What You’ll Bring:

* Demonstrable strategic thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability and confidence to make conclusions and recommendations from a business perspective

* Ability to translate results into clear, concise presentations, written reports, and data visualizations

* Resourceful and creative – must bring fresh insights and not be stymied when all data is not readily available

* Excellent teamwork and project management skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

* Ability to present data, analyses, and statistics clearly to various audiences

* Proven ability to interact with and present actionable findings


* B.S. in Finance, Analytics, Mathematics or similar field preferred

* 8 or more years of experience in media measurement

* Proven track record of identifying insights and opportunities that lead to improved performance and ROI

* Experience working in both corporate and consulting engagements

* Experience developing both products and services

* Experience working within a media company

* Highly proficient in PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel, as well

About Newsy: 

Newsy is the next-generation national news network that provides "news with the why," built to inform and engage with the top stories across every platform. It's available on cable; on over-the-top services including Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; and on connected television including Xumo. Newsy is also available via its mobile apps and at 

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, 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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