Director of Data Sciences

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Duties & Responsibilities • Lead, manage, and evangalize the Corporate Dashboarding effort that is our vehicle for the promotion data and analytics throughout the company's businesses • Assess the current state of data-based decision support systems used throughout the company and identify hypotheses around specific areas ripe for improvement through superior data analytics. This would be done on an iterative basis. • Design pilots and trials within a subset of station operations to test the hypothesis • Project manage activated trials/pilots: implement improved decision support systems, measure and refine them, monitor results and document/value outcomes • Tee up successfully completed pilot programs for enterprise-wide roll-out; Propose initiatives that fail to achieve anticipated outcomes be shuttered on a timely basis. • Monitor and measure ongoing outcomes from deployed programs, identifying processes requiring additional intervention and those ripe for ongoing improvement • Prepare regular updates to other senior leaders around areas of focus, results and outcomes • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and long range plans • Collaborate with the professionals driving similar analytic-powered efforts in other divisions of the company • Promote the utilization shared datasets, toolsets and infrastructure that are maintained by the company's Data Services team • Source new datasets, advocate for their acquisition, and integrate them into the company's Data Warehouse Desired Skills and Experience Key Skills & Competencies • Five years’ work experience performing analytics using big datasets in order to drive better outcomes, with a preference to having done so within the media or advertising sector • Proven skills at using sophisticated modeling, data manipulation, forecasting and analytic techniques • Experienced user of advanced statistical package. Prefer SAS and R. • Experienced SQL programmer. • Experience working in a UNIX environment and scripting • Experience working with Amazon AWS (primarily using S3, EC2, and Redshift). • Expert with Excel: macro and Visual Basic experience a plus • Strong presentation and communication skills • Bachelor’s degree in data or computer science, statistics or economics. Advanced degree preferred. read more