Lead Data Analyst - BBC News & Sport

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Job Introduction

The BBC builds some of the most widely used digital services in the UK, working at a scale only rivalled by the US tech giants.  We are now expanding the analyst team within the News and Sports digital products and so offering the chance to join and shape a new team within some major products that your friends and family might well use.

Work done by this team will define the development roadmaps and then the team will manage the experimentation of new feature releases ensuring our development is delivering value to the widest possible UK audiences.

Working within the Product team you’ll see the impact of your work, being part of the wider data family within the BBC you’ll learn from and share your knowledge and experience with a wide range of data professions both within the digital estate and working across the wider business.

Reporting into the Profession Lead within the Chief Product Officer group this new Lead Data Analyst role will help build the future version of this team.

Role Responsibility

As a Lead Data Analysts you’ll be lead the data team and will work with other senior members of the product team to develop opportunities for impact within your Division. You’ll then work with the Principal Data Anlysts to ensure successful delivery of these projects. 

Within the News or Sports Product teams you will be responsible for helping the business understand where your skills and insights can help deliver business benefit, often having to help educate on when and where you can help.

A calm head, collaborative working and the ability to clearing communicate your work to non-technical audiences are key characteristics for success in this role.

Day to day you’ll be helping use your skills to inform roadmap decisions on two of the biggest digital products in the UK, and then delivering multivariate testing plans to show the impact of new features delivered.

  • Working as a senior member of the product team
  • Leading the analytics strategy and measurement for News / Sport, and prioritising work with the team.
  • Ensuring the products teams understand and are making the best use of appropriate expimentation approaches including MVT and other causal methodologies to show impact of new features developed
  • Providing technical expertise in the development and implementation of data analysis capability and standards. Supporting the rollout of reporting capabilities consistent with the BBC’s data model.
  • Mentoring and developing the analysts in the team to promote best practice
  • Developing relationships and presenting results to senior stakeholders
  • Leading insight into how the audiences interact with the product, who they are and how we can make their experience more enjoyable and ensure that they return.
  • Working alongside other parts of the data analytics family such as the Data Science teams and MVT specialists to allow greater depth of projects.
  • Seeking out proactive opportunities to use our data and experience
  • Developing your own skills in analytics-related areas keeping up to date with the latest developments in the field.
  • Liaising with suppliers.

The Ideal Candidate

A strong candidate for this role will have some or all of the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of media analytics, data, measurement, methodologies and industry standards including online and offline channels.
  • Experience of managing and coaching analysts
  • Strong skills in one or more scripting languages e.g SQL, R, Python
  • Understanding of agile methodology & principles of product development.
  • Experience of using tools such as Google 360, ATI, Adobe Analytics or similar tool digital analytics platforms including implication of tagging for data collection
  • Comfortable working alongside cross-functional teams interacting with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists, and Analysts 
  • Deep understanding of A/B testing tools and use e.g. Maxymiser, Optimizely, Adobe Target
  • Interest, knowledge, and experience in marketing digital products
  • Passion for team delivery of complex project delivering impact

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Flexible - London or Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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