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Deputy Analytics Director

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world.  IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. Traditionally, news and politics have been presented in a way that doesn’t lend itself to social sharing. We want to change that. By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.

We're seeking a deputy analytics director to assist in creating and maintaining reporting and analytical tools. In this role, you will also provide support for ad hoc data-support requests from editorial and revenue teams, oversee and maintain paid audience acquisition strategies, and troubleshoot issues with reports or data infrastructure and update reports as needed. Additionally, you will meet with Director regularly to provide updates on current progress and discuss any concerns or areas for improvement.


The Deputy Analytics Director will:


  • Collect and analyze data about our audience  to provide a more holistic picture
  • Break down IJR’s audience based on motivations, behaviors, and attitudes to help identify gaps and trends
  • Help develop and execute a growth strategy for our audiences
  • Monitor for changes in Facebook algorithms and adjust strategy accordingly


  • Bachelor Degree or 1 year of experience in data analysis and information reporting
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Fast-learning and possess high aptitude for learning new analytics platforms
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and learn needed skills by performing assigned work

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with SQL, Google 360 Suite, BigQuery, or similar data visualization and reporting tools 
  • Ability to articulate depth and breadth of expertise in the following: Analytical thinking, communication for results, conceptual thinking, information seeking, openness to learning, results orientation, and thoroughness


  • Competitive compensation
  • Mac setup and monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Fast-paced environment with no bureaucracy
  • Monthly parking or Metro stipend
  • 100% premium covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 3% contribution to 401k
  • Catered lunch every Friday
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