Senior Business Analyst, Data

Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. 

More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion. 

We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022. We hit our highest revenues in a decade and in 2019 achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even.

That’s where you come in. 

We are recruiting a Senior Business Analyst to lead and undertake the business analysis and solution that enables Guardian News & Media (GNM) to collect structure and use our data across the organisation.

About the role

The Business Analyst (Data Design) will support the Head of Data to research and develop the Data Design artefacts, including the business requirements, data product solutions, and the various data stewardship, custodian and quality activities.

You will work within the Data Design team to grow the value of our data (as measured by quality, richness, trust, and accessibility) and so deliver the data products that the GNM needs to achieve our goals. 

You will work closely with the GNM’s Digital Product teams to implement these agile data design activities.

About you 

Extensive experience working as a Business Analyst, ideally in a large, data-led and consumer-focused organisation.

Advanced business analysis skills, including the ability to understand the business concepts (people, process, data, technology), to define business requirements (e.g., as a Business Requirements Document), and to propose solutions.

Able to lead delivery against the “data as a product” vision, and to mentor more junior Business Analysts to execute effectively alongside a team that includes engineers, a data architect and data modeller.

And lastly, if you share in the Guardian’s mission and values, you’ll be well placed to help us succeed. 

Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

About Us

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year. 

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more. 

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events  groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups. 

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.