Research Analyst - IGN (Contract)

Product Management San Francisco, California


Position at IGN

IIGN Entertainment ( is seeking a Research Analyst to work in our San Francisco, CA office.

 As a part of IGN’s product team, the Research Analyst (“you”) will help shape our decision making process through the compilation and presentation of analytical information and insights. You’ll primarily be working with 1st party web analytics but will also use 2nd and 3rd party data sets to fill out your understanding and provide more accurate, nuanced insights. You’ll also work closely with our product, content and sales teams to help them understand how they are tracking against their goals.

 This role is suitable for those looking to get into either data science or data insight career tracks. Some travel may be required.

What does that mean for responsibilities?

  • Maintain and improve mechanisms to report regular, key analytics information to stakeholders.
  • Support internal groups with their requests for Teach and train internal groups on how to self-serve.
  • Utilize analytics, usability studies, research and qualitative feedback to provide accurate information.
  • Identify opportunities to make more, actionable information available to a wider audience internally.
  • Execute and possibly lead 1st party research studies. (Depending on experience)
  • Owning day to day relationships with some of our analytics
  • This is a service oriented role that will handle numerous internal requests every Setting expectations and delivering on them is a key requirement.

 What will get you in the door?

  • An intermediate background in various forms of data manipulation such as aggregation, hygiene, analysis and presentation, and the various forms of math required to do so. (Recent school experience acceptable)
  • Experience working with Excel and Google Bonus points for experience with R,SQL, SPSS or business intelligence applications such as Mode or Looker.
  • Experience working with web analytics and digital
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, of course, but also the ability to distill complex, nuanced insights into easily digestible formats for a wide variety of
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting your ideas to
  • Must be self-motivated, able to manage and prioritize workload and meet
  • Attention to detail and a “measure twice, cut once”
  • You have a passion for games or entertainment related to the gaming

 Here’s the good stuff about us…

  • You’ll make an We reach 150MM unique users each month. We’re big time, but we are a small team — and we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to make a difference in grand, visible ways.
  • Gaming is the culture That means it’s actually fun, even when we’re not trying. We share the same passions as our audience, and want to be here.
  • We value We want you to be yourself, speak your mind, lead shenanigans, and know that nothing here is above question.
  • There is value in games and We’re the experts and we’re preparing for a future where gaming is everywhere.

Come geek out with us, but be prepared to work as hard as you play. It’s serious business, after all.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.