Vox Media is hiring a

Data Scientist

Washington, United States

Vox Media is a technology-driven media company. We're solving the problem of developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising at scale—and empowering the most talented web voices and their audiences with Chorus, our modern media platform. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 150 million passionate people around the world.

The Data Science team is currently looking for highly qualified candidates at both junior and senior levels. Data Scientists are responsible for delivering insightful solutions to complex problems and using data to help steer the continued growth of Vox Media’s sites.  As a part of our team, you will be utilizing enormous volumes of data to extract meaningful insights into our content and our audience.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing advanced statistical algorithms to solve unique problems
  • Working with the Data Products team to integrate learnings into editorial and user products
  • Designing hypothesis tests, overseeing test execution, and helping with the evaluation of results
  • Modeling, predicting, and classifying user behavior and other business metrics
  • Assisting the Growth and Analytics team in setting company goals

Desired skills:

  • Initiative on solving problems and completing tasks in a reasonable time frame
  • Good communication skills, ability to work on a geographically dispersed team
  • Extensive experience working with large data sets
  • At least some basic familiarity with a programming language (R, Python, Ruby, etc), as well as an ability to query databases (using SQL)
  • Experience with model evaluation, hypothesis testing and experimental design
  • A background in collaborative filtering, data mining, machine learning, optimization, statistical theory, econometrics, computer science, or a related field

As a plus:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • A degree in Machine Learning, Applied Math, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, or a related quantitative field; preference given to candidates with a Master’s or a Ph.D degree
  • Good coding skills and no fear of creating tools to do your job for you

Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.