Senior Data Scientist

Date Posted: 10/5/2019

Job Description

TEGNA is seeking an experienced Senior Data Scientist to join our Data and Insights team.  The ideal candidate will be a hands-on software engineer and a quantitative researcher with practical experience, responsible for modeling complex problems through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.  He/she must be comfortable with answering real-world product-centric questions, using appropriate statistical techniques on available data, communicating findings in lay terms, driving the collection of new data and refining existing data for machine learning algorithms, analyzing and interpreting results.  To that end, he/she must have a deep understanding of predictive modeling concepts and machine-learning approaches, including time series, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation engines and optimization.  


Key strategic projects will include:

  • Revenue Management
  • Pricing Optimization
  • Market Retention Campaign Platforms

Job Requirements


  •  M.S. or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or a relevant technical or analytics field, or in a relevant role
  • 7 to 10 years relevant experience preferred
  • Creative and critical thinker with extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Experience with data mining techniques such as scenario modeling, pattern detection, A/B testing, nearest neighbor, cluster analysis, sentiment analysis, decision trees, optimization, simulation, regression analysis, utilization of ensembles, and other types of analysis
  • Comfort in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensional data from disparate sources
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data; and a flexible and creative analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Fluency with scripting languages such as Python is required
  • Fluency with relational databases and SQL is required
  • Experience working with large 'Big Data' data sets and distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)
  • Competency working within AWS Linux environments
  • Proficiency in SAS is a plus.
  • Ability to work with business users one-on-one or in small groups to iteratively develop product solutions that meet their needs
  • A team player and self-starter with good communication skills and ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Have excellent multitasking capability, efficiently plan and prioritize projects with strong technical and business management skills
  • Brand, product development, marketing, media or advertising agency experience a plus



TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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About Us

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 51 television stations and four radio stations in 43 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 35 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest that reach more than 87 million U.S. television homes. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit