Data Insights Analyst

  • Financial Times
  • London, UK
  • 17/10/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Company Overview

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco and Tokyo. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career.

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The Role / Position Overview

One of the world’s leading global business news publishers - the Financial Times - is recognised as an innovator within the media industry, pioneering successful new digital business models and delivery. Within this dynamic, customer-centric organisation reacting to a fast-moving digital environment, the Customer Analytics team plays a pivotal role in driving the success of the FT, helping to shape all areas of our multichannel strategy.

This is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about solving problems to start or advance a career within data/analytics. Over the past three years, the Data Intelligence team has established itself as an independent source of truth and strategic advice for the whole business.

The successful analyst will be eager to learn new skills and brave enough to ask questions. Our goal is to have you providing actionable insight to a variety of stakeholders across the business (i.e. Marketing, Product, Editorial, Sales, Senior Management Group etc.). This will involve taking data from multiple sources and combining acute business knowledge to shape the findings. You will be transforming insights into easy to understand data visualisations/presentations/recommendations to the end stakeholder.

Required Skills / Experience


  • Exposure to working with a wide variety of data sets

  • Presentation and communication skills - particularly strong in presenting complex data and analytical findings to non-technical audiences

  • Have a passion for data visualisation & familiarity with techniques (could range from basic to advanced)

  • A commercially minded individual - ability to understand the commercial imperatives behind the data needs

  • Thorough, inquisitive, innovative, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking

  • Have a passion for digital business, mobile, and emerging technologies

  • University degree attainment in Mathematics / Management / Business / Psychology / Computer Science / Statistics / Economics / or similar numerate discipline

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to manage and follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously


  • Pivot tables, VLookups, cubes and advanced Excel skills

  • Database design basics

  • SQL skills

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. Full details of our benefits can be found here .