Job opening detail :
Business Insights Analyst - Random House
posted: Sept. 11, 2021
Offered by:
Penguin Random House LLC
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Business Insights Analyst, Random House

Random House is seeking a Business Insights Analyst to join our Analytics team. This team translates insights into actionable recommendations for our publishing, marketing, editorial, and sales colleagues and has a unique birds-eye view into the publishing process. Questions you might be asked include: What are consumers searching for? And when? Which titles perform best in price promos? How did our metadata changes impact sales? What other titles is our consumer buying? Should we publish a paperback, and when? What’s driving growth in the market in X category, and what areas have softened?

You’ll report to the Director of Business Insights and collaborate with the larger Analytics team to develop insights and recommendations to help teams across the Random House Publishing Group make informed, data-driven decisions, particularly related to search, pricing analysis, and marketing attribution. The role will have a particular focus on Amazon as well as other online marketplace data, performing product research, analyzing current trends, and contributing to other aspects of our ecommerce business partnering with our metadata team.

This is an excellent opportunity with strong growth potential for a curious person looking to flex their analytical muscles and learn about the book publishing business.

The day to day responsibilities:
* Respond to research requests from internal stakeholders and identify answerable business questions in those requests
* Define inputs, extract and analyze data from multiple sources (including marketplace data, internal sales, DMAs, search, etc.), and synthesize outputs into a cohesive narrative
* Distill analyses into clear and actionable insights
* Communicate findings via compelling reports (using visuals and effective storytelling to bring insights to life) and/or informal presentations with internal stakeholders
* Uncover new trends in titles and categories on Amazon
* Explore relationships between e-commerce performance data and first-party data to learn more about consumer habits and demographics
* Analyze metadata changes to assess impact; make recommendations
* Assess pricing promotions by type, category, pricing band, and rate of movement
* Analyze marketing and publicity events by title, author, or event type to recommend course of action on future campaigns

The requirements:
* 2 to 4 years relevant work experience; business insights or finance preferred
* Demonstrated analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills—comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative data
* Experience using SQL-based exploratory analytics tools
* Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); experience with business intelligence software such as Power BI and Business Objects is a plus
* Familiarity with Python and R is a plus
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work on multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
* Demonstrated eagerness to learn and to dig into data from a variety of angles
* Interest in or knowledge of Publishing and/or Media is a plus

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC
Country: United States of America
State/Region: New York
City: New York
Postal Code: 10019
Job ID: 165518
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Company:
Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
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