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Gannett Co., Inc.

Data Science Architect

Gannett Co., Inc. - McLean, VA

Position Summary and Responsibilities

The USA TODAY Network Gannett is seeking a Lead Data Scientist to join our Audience Platform Group (APG) focused on new data science initiatives for Gannett, helping realizing our goal of a 360-view of Gannett's consumers and business customers across the online and offline worlds. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Data Solutions in the APG.

The purpose of the Lead Data Scientist role is to serve as a company-wide expert in Data Science, leading by example the implementation of data science on top of the Gannett Data Platform, built on the Hadoop eco-system. As such we expect you to:

Explore and discover non-trivial opportunities in Gannett's big data sets of audience interactions with content and advertising as well as related data sets

Ideate, then implement proofs of concepts and quick prototypes showing value of proposed projects

Drive short data science projects to completion, working with data engineers and possibly other data scientists

Act as mentor by example to data scientists, engineers and analysts

Provide product management feedback to data platform team so as to improve efficiency of tooling serving the Gannett data science community

Work with stakeholders and data scientists across the company

Act as subject matter expert and evangelize data science best practices both within and outside Gannett


Extensive experience in applying data science principles to real-world business scenarios

Strong proven knowledge of Hadoop and related technologies

Excellent written, verbal communication skills with the ability and desire to effectively communicate with and present to all stakeholders including senior leadership

Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle

Servant-leader mindset, influencing by example rather than by edict


PhD in Data Science or a mathematics and modeling-focused program with 3 years experience in a software or modeling field, or a Masters of Science in the same and 7 years experience

13 days 2 hours ago

Gannett Co., Inc.

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Location: McLean, VA

Company Profile:
Gannett is an international media and marketing solutions company and one of the largest, most geographically diverse local media companies in the U.S. Through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and print products, the company informs and engages more than 110 million people every month. The company’s portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. As a digital media leader, the company provides access to outstanding content on many different platforms and digital marketing services to businesses that help them use digital technology more effectively.