The Economist is seeking an experienced data scientist to join our Insight & Data Science Team. Our Insight & Data Science Team is a central source of data skills working across all commercial teams in the business. Reporting to the Head of Insight and Data Science you will be leading the application of data science across the business including predictive modelling, segmentation and A/B testing. Initially line managing one data scientist, you will be a key part of growing our data science capability at The Economist.
We believe that data science can bring us a better understanding of our customers’ needs, opportunities to improve their experience and a clearer view of what is driving our business performance. In this role you will help advance The Economist’s data science capability, bringing projects to production and cementing the role of data science in the way our business operates. You will be doing hands on data science work with transactional and behavioural datasets in our data lake. You will also be involved in strategic discussion about data science priorities and setting a roadmap that supports the business strategy. You will be directly speaking to stakeholders across the business to understand their needs and explain your work, while collaborating with data engineers and insight analysts to deliver projects cross-functionally.
We believe data science is essential to the success of our business. This role is an opportunity to apply data science to make a real difference to The Economist’s business.
How will you contribute?
The ideal skills for this role are: