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Newsela // instructional content platform
New York City    Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020
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The Role:

The Director of Data Science is responsible for managing our team of data scientists & analysts. In this role, you will be a true partner to our Go-To-Market leadership team. You will provide data science expertise to projects & drive delivery of solutions. This team uses data-driven methods to power decisions, inform strategy, build robust data models, & identify opportunities to uncover insights about our customers. Your team will stay on top of challenges occurring in the business & will be able to anticipate the future data needs of the business. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, youll lead your team to drive value by delivering insightful, intuitive data products.

Why Youll Love This Role:

Newsela has an incredible opportunity to leverage data & develop strategy to increase retention & across GTM & customer segments. As a key leader in our GTM strategy, youll use predictive modeling techniques & create efficiencies in our GTM campaigns. Your team will enable us to bring our products to even more teachers & students on a global scale. Supporting our growth means that your work is ultimately enhancing the learning & teaching experience in K-12 education, & inspiring engaged, empathetic students to make the most of their time in & outside of the classroom.

Why Well Love You:

Your 7+ years of data science experience has given you a strong understanding of strategy, analysis, & execution, ideally in an enterprise or SaaS environment. Youve built & executed a data roadmap that matures with the business. You have a strong mathematics and/or statistics background with technical expertise in SQL, Python & R. Youre a highly analytical, strategic forward thinker who has experience acquiring & vetting new data sources effectively. You are able to translate complex concepts to a variety of audiences & support achieving business outcomes with a cross-functional team. Your passion for data is matched by your passion for growing & upskilling your team; youve successfully hired & developed a top-performing data science team that contributes meaningfully to business growth and team culture.

About Newsela:

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments & insights to supercharge engagement & learning in every subject. Students & teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sourcesfrom National Geographic to NASA, to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools & analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools & districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected

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