Head of Data Science | Mass Media & Intelligence | New York

Job Title: Head of Data Science | Mass Media & Intelligence | New York
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York, USA
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH17240_1518015799
Contact Name: Michellie McDonald O'Brien
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2018 15:03

Job Description

One of the leading mass media and information firms in NYC is looking to hire a Head of Data Science. The company has various locations throughout Manhattan, with one in particular located in the middle of Times Square, and operates as a powerhouse in intelligence and technology nation-wide. This team's primary function is situated within the consumer branch of the company, dealing with high volumes of traffic and data across their major website products.


  • Full autonomy over the data behind the .com platform of the company; drive creation of new ideas by means of data science, statistics, Machine Learning, and AI
  • Build short-term and long-term data science strategies, create and maintain business metrics for machine learning product development
  • Drive the vision of the team through thought leadership and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence; you will report to the Global MD of the Consumer branch
  • Communicate data science ideas and approaches to company executives; communicate business ideas to the data science team
  • Bridging the gap between data science, product, and engineering
  • Use big data technologies and statistics and apply your skills to become a leading expert in detection techniques


  • 5+ years of experience working with data science, business intelligence, statistics, engineering, or mathematics
  • Significant experience leading and mentoring a team
  • BS in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, or related field; MS or PhD preferred
  • Java or Scala experience (with Hadoop, Spark, HBase) preferred
  • Proficiency and passionate in working with large datasets stored in traditional SQL and NoSQL data sources
  • Lead of 5 direct reports


  • Competitive base salary + bonus + options
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Generous vacation
  • Catered meals, company socials and retreats
  • Fantastic work-life balance in an established company
  • Centrally located and easily accessible by all means of public transportation

For more information or for a confidential consultation, please contact Michellie McDonald-O'Brien at 646 766 1203.