Director, Business Analytics - Ziff Media Group

Information Systems Austin, Texas New York, New York


Position at Ziff Media Group

Ziff Media Group (ZMG) is hiring a Director of Business Analytics to lead our BA team. The BA team provides cross-functional decision support to partners across the company, from business operators to the CFO and Exec team, offering analyses and simulations to better inform business decisions. The role reports to SVP, Operations.

The Director of Business Analytics will collaborate with senior operating leaders in Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Operations and will lead a team to assist in enriching our digital data assets, develop big data analytics capabilities, and partner with internal leadership to add new value on key initiatives, ultimately driving audience, revenue growth and return on investment. Areas of focus include building self-service reporting, conducting in-depth analyses, predictive modeling, A/B testing, and team member education.

We're looking for someone with strong leadership, collaboration, and technical skills that will serve as a hands-on, problem-solving visionary with strong business savvy, who can work cross-functionally to champion ideas, and inspire change!


  • Build and maintain strong partner relationships, provide thought leadership in framing the business issues, and analyze and use insights to advise on growth strategies for scaling
  • Sell ideas and inform decision-making using clear critical metrics with an evidence based approach, while fostering a data-centric culture
  • Develop presentations for management reviews in an accurate and timely fashion, and communicate to executives and operating leaders
  • Develop a deep understanding of RMN data assets, enrich with external data sets for online/offline user journey influences
  • Continuously innovate on internal processes and tools, advance analytics methodologies, and be a creative force in the development of a comprehensive analytics roadmap
  • Lead a team and champion a high-performance culture via skills enrichment, mentoring & performance reviews, project scoping, effective delegation, delivery excellence, and celebrating success


  • 8+ years of proven leadership experience in digital analytics, and hands-on modeling experience with large datasets
  • Strong organizational, planning, quantitative and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking with keen business judgment, focus, and ability to see the "big picture"
  • Ability to synthesize independently generated data points into a cohesive analysis, and clearly communicate the results of complex analyses to a wide audience in a credible fashion
  • Experience in cultivating productive working relationships and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and have experience working directly with senior leadership
  • Passion for team development and providing consistent feedback/coaching to your entire staff. You are an excellent motivator, with a high energy level
  • Desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence
  • Knowledge of and experience with 3rd party datasets for identity matching (device graphs, deterministic, probabilistic, etc.)
  • MBA/Master’s degree or higher in any discipline with strong applied-quant orientation preferred

We have great benefits!

  • Company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance (including domestic partner coverage) + pet insurance
  • Paid parental leave, volunteer time off
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 401K match, employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  • Gym reimbursement, Headspace subscription
  • Reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities

ZMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer