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Newsela // instructional content platform
Remote    Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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The Role:

The Director of Analytics & Insights is responsible for managing our team of analysts & data scientists. In this role, you will be a true partner to our Executive leadership team, providing business insights through the lens of data analytics. This team uses data-driven methods to define enterprise KPIs, provide visibility to power decisions, & build robust data models to produce insights that inform strategy.  Your team will stay on top of challenges occurring in the business & will be able to anticipate the future data needs before they arise. Reporting directly to the VP of Financial Strategy & Operations, youll lead your team to drive value by delivering insightful, intuitive data products that are critical to the business. 

Why Youll Love This Role: 

Newsela has an incredible opportunity to leverage data & develop strategy to increase new bookings & retention across increasingly complex customer segments. As a key leader in Analytics & Insights, youll work to define the most important KPIs across the Company, & provide the visibility & insights to help drive business decisions. 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 10+ years of analytics & data science experience have given you a strong understanding of strategy, analysis, & organizational awareness, ideally in an enterprise or SaaS environment. Youre well-versed in demand gen forecasting, funnel optimization, connecting product metrics to retention, & general SaaS metrics. Youre also proficient with BI tools, A/B testing, customer unit economics, data visualization, & working cross-functionally across an entire data stack. Youve built & executed a data roadmap that matures with the business. 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 analytics team that contributes meaningfully to business growth and team culture.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & over 2.5M teachers & 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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