The Athletic

Subscription sports media.

Senior Product Analyst - Core Product

Location
United States/Canada/Remote / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About the Role

Our subscription business has grown rapidly over the past few years, driven by our investment in high quality content and an enthusiastic user base. We are looking for a seasoned product analyst to leverage our data and take the business to the next level through strengthening subscriber engagement within our platform. This is a cross-functional team that will create synergy between editorial/content and our product and work on initiatives that we believe will have a profound impact on the long-term health of our subscription business. In this role you will work closely with our Product, Marketing, Engineering, Data Science, and Design teams to develop hypotheses and analyze A/B experiments for new product experience and define key performance metrics to guide the long term product strategy. You will deep dive into user and subscriber behavior within our product ecosystem, including engagement with different product surfaces, and assess the effectiveness of content and our machine learning models. You will have the opportunity to improve our data culture and shape the cross functional strategy with your insights.  

Responsibilities

  • Be a key partner to the core product team, proactively providing deep insights into user behaviors, segmentation and habits to guide long-term product strategy.
  • Partner with the core product manager to define hypotheses and success metrics for various project/feature launches.
  • Lead experimentation by providing guidance on hypothesis generation, opportunity sizing, and implementation, and evaluating the impact of experiments on our key metrics.
  • Present insights and recommendations to cross-functional leads and executives.
  • Proactively monitor the health of the business, including engagement and retention metrics, and regularly communicate updates to the cross-functional team.
  • Contribute to data quality efforts by designing analytics instrumentation for new features, conducting user acceptance testing for feature usage tracking, and maintaining schema documentation.
  • Foster a data-driven, test-and-learn culture with your passion for telling stories with data.

Requirements

  • 4-7+ years of experience in data analytics for a subscription based or highly operational business.
  • Highly analytical mindset.
  • High proficiency in SQL and comfortable navigating data to perform a wide range of analyses.
  • Familiarity with Python, R, or another scripting language.
  • Experience with advanced analytic techniques like segmentation, clustering, and regression models.
  • Understand statistical testing: power analysis, sequential testing, continuous testing.
  • Can clearly articulate ideas, frame problems, and offer solutions.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, both at the executive level and with peers and cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of the subscription revenue model in the digital media space.

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.