Data Analyst

Job Location(s) US-MA-Needham | US-Remote
Job ID
IDG Communications
Data Products
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)


IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. We are the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PCWorld engage a quality audience of the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape.


We require a smart, proactive and savvy individual with the ability to analyze large sets of data, organize it and put it work for the business.  Your experience will help support the growing demands of IDG’s data business.  A successful candidate has ability to work with large data sets and analyze trends and provide global insights into how to get the most out of IDG’s data.


The role is ideal for an individual with at least 2-4 years data analytics or data science experience with a data driven background with strong analytic skills who wants to work within the fastest growing division of the company.

This role is open to all locations. 


  • Providing support to the global data team to strengthen and enhance our reporting and analytics capabilities
  • Provide metric reporting, data-driven analysis, and insights for strategic business initiatives
  • Help develop models to understand LTV, for various customer segments and acquisition channels
  • Providing insight from our BI platform on trends by country, region, industry and taxonomy
  • Working with the central data group on enhancing our platform and providing support to the team as we continue to build our data analytics capabilities
  • Look to apply predictive modelling opportunities where possible
  • Proactive in making recommendations on platform and model improvements
  • Working with sales teams to actively push data lead solutions to market
  • Provide technical assistance and support for improving data tracking, collection and systems
  • Perform and document procedures for data preparation, including data cleaning and standardization.
  • Support data storytelling efforts by translating data into meaningful communication and presentation tools (dashboards, presentations, reports, etc.) for a variety of audiences.
  • Build strong relationships across the different business units to become a point of contact.
  • Keeping on top of data driven trends
  • Creative mindset, with an outlook of always looking to improve on reporting and designs


  • Experience using the Microsoft Office package
  • Advanced understanding of Excel formulas is a must
  • Strong data analytic skills required, proficiency with analytical and database tools (e.g. SQL, No-SQL) or programming languages (e.g. R, Python, etc.) nice to have
  • Able to work independently, managing own workload to meet weekly deadlines for reports and analytics.
  • Must be able to work with multiple departments to deliver on responsibilities whilst maintaining a good level of communication.
  • Experience with data manipulation (merging datasets, identifying missing data, data cleansing)
  • Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) platforms
  • Strong data communication, report writing and presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Willingness to develop skills around the role to improve on carrying out responsibilities.
  • Comfortable in a varied role.
  • Able to solve problems proactively.
  • Strong background in technology would be beneficial.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Please be sure to upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.


IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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