Vox Media employees thrive on innovation & change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, & improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology & the world around them. Vox Medias networks & businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Chorus, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, & the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The Data Science team is currently looking for highly qualified candidates for a Winter internship (Jan-May 2019). Data Scientists are responsible for delivering insightful solutions to complex problems & using data to help steer the continued growth & increased engagement of Vox Medias sites. As a part of our team, you will be utilizing enormous volumes of data to extract meaningful insights into our content & our audience.
Specifically, we are testing & building a recommendation system to increase user engagement & develop algorithms that will result in a more personalized experience for the user.
What You'll Do
- Understand current recommender system & analyze performance of various experiments across Vox Media networks.
- Incorporate textual & topical context of articles as well as audience data to extend current algorithms for recommendations.
- Work with the Data Products team to integrate learnings into editorial & user products.
- Design hypothesis tests, oversee test execution, & help with the evaluation of results.
What You'll Bring
- Recently completed or currently pursuing advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Physics or a related quantitative field.
- Demonstrated familiarity with recommender systems or neural networks.
- Initiative on solving problems & completing tasks in a reasonable time frame.
- Good communication skills, ability to work on a geographically dispersed team.
- Programming ability in Python.
- Familiarity with Unix operating system.
- Familiarity with database query languages (SQL).
- Experience in machine learning & statistical modeling.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds & everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.