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Data Scientist - The New York Times

The New York Times

New York, New York
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Job Description

The New York Times is a technology company committed to producing the world’s most reliable and highest quality journalism. Our ability to do so relies on a talented team of expert technologists who help NYT learn from a tremendous abundance of data unique to this company. The Times seeks a Data Scientist to join the Data Science Group applying machine learning methods to meet this challenge, in close collaboration with working partners across the company.



  • Reframe newsroom and business objectives as machine learning tasks.
  • that can deliver actionable insights, accurate predictions, and effective optimization.
  • Implement and execute machine learning research with reliability and
  • reproducibility.
  • Communicate results and impact to newsroom and business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to build data products and integrate into process throughout The Times.




  • PhD, MS, or 3+ years experience in computer science, applied mathematics, or other quantitative/computational discipline.
  • 2+ years experience with open source machine learning or statistical analysis tools. Familiarity with experimental design a plus.
  • 2+ years coding experience, Python preferred.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in data science to relevant stakeholders.
  • Data engineering experience, including SQL and manipulating large structured or unstructured datasets for analysis.
  • Preferred: experience with Numpy, Pandas, Scikit Python libraries.
  • Preferred: experience with building data products, either internal or consumer-facing.
  • Preferred: experience with MapReduce and related technologies.



  • Commitment to the The Times’ mission of delivering the world’s best and most reliable journalism.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
  • Proven record of solving challenging problems in academia and/or industry.
  • Eagerness to collaborate with both technical and non-technical colleagues in editorial, product management, marketing, and executive leadership groups.
  • Ability to gauge the complexity of machine learning problems and a willingness to execute simple approaches for quick effective solutions as appropriate.
  • Desire to join the world’s most important journalism company at a moment in history when the importance of learning from our data is transforming every aspect of the craft and practice of journalism.


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