Senior Data Analyst

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.

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

Our ability to analyse the vast amounts of data at our disposal is more important than ever, as we continue to build meaningful relationships with our readers.

That is where you come in. 

We are recruiting a Senior Data Analyst to join our Analytics team, which is part of our growing Data & Insight department. This team leads and innovates in analytics best practice and delivers data analytics and data science to inform, guide and support on delivery of The Guardian’s strategic goals.

About the role

As a Senior Data Analyst, you will:

- Work with stakeholders in The Guardian’s commercial teams, including programmatic and display digital advertising, to interpret complex business questions and use data expertise to design the right analytical approach, including the most suitable outputs such as insights, dashboards, presentations and so on.
- Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, becoming a trusted member within their team by understanding their business areas
- Utilise your strong SQL skills to extract and manipulate data ato produce reliable and robust results
- Understand nuances in datasets and be able to effectively advocate how best to garner insights from them
- Independently apply appropriate methodology and be able to explore new ways of approaching problems with support
- Independently run and analyse univariate statistical tests and multivariate with guidance
- Deliver insight with compelling and persuasive narrative, summarising findings in a commercially focused and actionable way tailored to the business stakeholders, including technical and non-technical audiences
- Produce good data visualisation in Tableau to effectively communicate the insights to the stakeholder
- Independently manage small projects end to end, ensuring stakeholders and line managers receive relevant updates

About you

To be considered for this role, we’re looking for you to have solid experience working in a similar role, preferably within digital media, marketing and / or advertising.

You’ll feel comfortable working with large data sets and using your SQL skills to query data, and then present visually in a format that’s easy to digest by non-technical colleagues. Additional technical experience of using R and / or Python is highly desirable.

You’ll be used to working with a degree of autonomy, have strong relationship building / stakeholder management skills, and be looking for a step up into a more senior role.

You’ll enjoy thinking strategically with data, and understand the “bigger picture”, so that you can work with commercial colleagues to identify exactly what business questions need to be answered, and come up with an appropriate solution.

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 like 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 wellbeing, 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.