Senior Digital Analyst

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time


The Ranker Story:

Ranker is a new form of publisher, focused on entertaining content across all genres with a unique crowdsourced element. Our editors publish lists and rankings on topics on just about everything — from Best TV Dramas to Greatest Super Bowl Matchups to Best Albums of the 90s and anything in between. Our readers then vote, edit, and re-rank the lists based on their opinions which is much heavier engagement than just a thumbs up. Founded in 2008, the company made a number of breakthroughs in the last 18 months which have led to explosive growth. We now reach close to 50MM users worldwide who spend an average of 5 mins per visit. In fact, Ranker has more time spent on our site than,,, and Ranker’s business is primarily premium programmatic, we are profitable, and are backed by world-class VCs including Lowercase and Draper.

We are currently looking for an experienced digital analyst to join the Ranker team. Our ability to use data intelligently to assist in decision making is a key driver of our success. We need somebody scrappy who is capable of taking a vague business question, defining an analytical approach to it, using the available data and tools to provide actionable intelligence and recommendations. The ideal candidate for this role will have impressive analytical skills, but more importantly, the business understanding and curiosity to continue digging until you’ve found the real answer to the question. This is not a reporting role. This person will report to the VP of Audience Development and Analytics and will work closely with senior management. If you’re looking for an opportunity to put your analytical mindset and competitiveness to work in an environment where you can have a tangible impact on the success of the company, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and recording  traffic, engagement, and social activity stats
  • Identifying key spikes and longer-term trends
  • Maintaining all data-driven tools and analysis
  • Providing analytic support for:
    • New product development, tests, and launches
    • Editorial list creation
    • Automated recommendation tools
    • SEO
    • Content marketing
    • Monetization  
  • Integrating 3rd-party data feeds/APIs/exports into our own databases.
  • Communicating data insights to stakeholders via reports, dashboards, alerts, and smacks in the head.

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications include:

  • At least 3 years analyzing and applying data for a digital company
  • Black belt in Omniture or (less preferable) Google Analytics -- but also the ability to come up with and work with other tools, including ones developed in-house
  • Experience optimizing content for search and social
  • Familiarity with social metrics tools such as Facebook insights, Bitly, Topsy
  • Big plus: experience with organic and paid social data and analytics
  • Another plus: experience with DFP or other ad-serving systems
  • Another plus: knowledge of R and/or other scripting/automation techniques
  • SQL experience
  • Proficiency in Excel — the ability to present your output/findings so that people get it
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Crystal-clear communication skills — spoken and especially written
  • Incredibly high energy and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Prior work at a start-up is a plus

Interested? Here’s what’s in it for you:

  • Fully-paid medical, plus heavily subsidized voluntary dental and vision plans.
  • Paid holidays, plus additional days of paid time off per year.
  • Very casual workplace (t-shirts and shorts are totally fine) with a fully stocked kitchen including free snacks, soda, Perrier, LaCroix, Mexican Coca-Cola. We also do catered lunches and breakfast weekly and free massages every other week.

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.


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