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New York NY    Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments & insights to supercharge reading engagement & learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone. More than five years since our launch, Newsela is already in 90% of schools, across all 50 U.S. states, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers, & engaged readers are better learners.

As Newselas usage in classrooms all over the world has grown, so has our focus on using data-driven analysis & results across every area of our business in order to make us more efficient & effective in helping students learn to read. Were looking to drive unprecedented gains in student literacy & are hiring an analyst to get us there.


  • Assist the Community Team (Customer Success Team) with building predictive models to help increase engagement & usage across our customer base
  • Create dashboards & deliver insights
  • Lead advanced analysis designed to increase operational efficiencies
  • Supporting the senior members of the Data Team in their effort to provide expert analysis to the company
  • Design & analyze a variety of A/B tests
  • Writing SQL queries to extract data, cleaning & analyzing data in Python or R, & preparing presentations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, including but not limited to mathematics, engineering, computer science, or economics.
  • 2+ years in a highly analytical role, including but not limited to business analyst, data analyst, or data scientist working for a company that develops software.
  • 1+ years of professional experience using SQL.
  • 1+ years of professional experience using a scripting language, including but not limited to Python or R.
  • Demonstrated experience retrieving data, cleaning & preparing data for analysis, performing data analysis, & presenting & defending analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience visualizing analysis (plus for working with high-dimensional data).
  • Demonstrated experience explaining technical material to non-technical audiences.

Some Pluses

  • Masters degree in a quantitative field.
  • Strong statistical & mathematical background.
  • Experience with any business intelligence tool. (e.g. Looker, Chartio, Tableau, etc.)
  • Presenting or visualizing insights involving high dimensional data
  • Background in Economics
  • Extremely detailed oriented.

Newsela is strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals. Newsela will make all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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