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Requisition Number 19-0190
Post Date 4/25/2019
Title Associate Data Scientist
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
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Position Description:


As an Associate Data Scientist, you will play a part in shaping Macmillan’s future, helping it become a more data-driven company. In this role, you will help answer tactical and strategic questions from stakeholders across the company. To do that, you will know/learn how to frame business questions; write statistical code to collect data; extract signals from noise; and communicate quantitative information to a non-technical audience.



Major Responsibilities:


• Builds and maintains in a reproducible manner sales and other relevant databases


• Conducts statistical analyses by writing code that draws on millions of rows of data

• Presents data in an accessible, often visual way

• Communicates findings to senior management and through regular reporting

• Collaborates with publishers, marketing, sales and Data Warehouse departments

• Identifies new and useful data for use in analyses

• Helps determine our data strategy by evaluating the impact of various projects



Required Skills/Knowledge:


• Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g., economics, statistics)

• 1-3 years of experience
• Strong analytical skills

• Knowledge of relevant software packages:

--Statistical programming (e.g., Stata, R)

--Database (e.g., Python, SQL, Cognos)

• Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills

• Self-starter
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