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Analyst, Data and insights (Games)

New York Times
Analyst, Data and insights (Games)
New York, US
80,000 - 95,000
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Job Description

**The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. **

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, __ subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The Times is seeking an innovative analyst who is passionate about data and eager for the opportunity to support the New York Times Games mission.

As part of the Data and Insights Group (DIG), you will join a large community of talented analysts who partner with Product, Engineering, Design, and PMO teams across the business. In this role you’ll work within our DIG Game Analytics team to support the NYT Games mission. Within the NYT Games team, you’ll partner with producers, product managers, engineers, designers, marketers, and editors to support our vision of being the premier subscription destination for digital puzzle games. The role will sit within a team of data and product analysts that strive to create best-in-class analytics solutions while growing collectively as a team. __ The ideal candidate will be curious and a collaborative team player. They are someone who understands the value of contribution to a greater whole and the importance of analytic delivery.


The Data Analyst, who will report to the Director of Analytics, is responsible for the following:

  • Write SQL to pipeline and analyze big data

  • Develop data models, pipelines, and infrastructure that create evergreen solutions and support the wider analytics team.

  • Own data instrumentation while developing a cohesive vision between our infrastructure and event tracking systems.

  • Democratize data and insights through skillful data structuring and use of visualization tools

  • Develop dashboards to expand access to data and analytics

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand the business and develop data driven insights that are both strategic and operational

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience working with data teams to deliver reporting and analysis or a quantitative degree

  • Proficiency in SQL and experience working with relational databases

  • Collaborative mindset, strong curiosity, and an excitement for learning new skills

  • Excellent analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Enthusiasm for working with team members from different backgrounds and contributing to inclusive culture

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in Python or R

  • Familiarity with Google BigQuery, AWS, or other big data environments

  • Comfort with version control (Github, code review)

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Mode, Tableau, or Lookr

  • Experience applying statistics to strategic problems

  • The ability to communicate cross-functionally - written, visually and verbally - in order to present key insights to team members, partners and stakeholders

  • Good organization and a systematic or structural approach to your work.

  • Fan of puzzles or games a plus

If you don’t fill all these requirements but believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we encourage you to apply!

The annual base pay range for this role is between $80,000.00 and $95,000.00.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual 's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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