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Data Scientist  
  posted: Aug. 22, 2014
 Offered by: 
Macmillan
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
Position Description:

The Data Scientist will draw insights from large data sets (e.g. 10^6 to 10^8 records) to help management make more informed decisions. He/she will develop algorithms to join and transform databases from multiple sources, summarize what the data say, and be able to convey the technical findings to a broad audience, answering strategic business questions one day and discovering ways to optimize eBook prices the next.

Major Responsibilities:

• Frame and conduct ad hoc statistical analyses with sales data in a way that can be quickly updated
• Design and implement eBook price experiments to determine the price elasticity of demand across relevant segments and genres
• Circulate to senior management and other stakeholders regular sales reports and pricing actions
• Work closely with the sales and marketing departments to use data to drive eBook promotional activities
• Work closely with the data warehouse group to ensure that the data within the reporting suite is sufficient to perform these tasks

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Extremely strong analytical skills
• Knowledge of relevant software packages:
o Statistical programming (e.g., Stata, R, SAS)
o Database (e.g., SQL, Cognos)
o Excel
• Good written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to convey technical information to non-technical audiences

Experience Needed:

• 5-10 years of work experience conducting data-driven analyses:
o Experience analyzing and communicating statistical analyses required
o Experience making pricing decisions preferred
• Publishing experience a plus

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g., economics, econometrics, statistics, finance, the sciences) required. Advanced degree a plus
 About Our  
Company: 
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, i>clicker, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
 Special  
Instructions: 
Job #  10525
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