Data and Analytics Associate


Madrid, Spain

Contract type: Temporary
Department: Digital Data & Analytics
Posted: 2019-08-16

Job Description


Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Olympic Channel is looking for Data and Analytics Associates to join our fast-growing Digital Data & Analytics team based in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of Data, Sport and Media across the Olympic digital ecosystem comprising the Olympic Channel, olympic.org alongside the sites and apps of Olympic Games Organizing Committees such as Tokyo 2020.
Our team is responsible for a wide range of data-related activities that aim to increase fan engagement with the Olympics. Activities including:

  • Using data to answer critical business questions, such as which content we should focus on, or how to better engage our fans, including advanced forecasting techniques.
  • Measuring business performance and providing recommendations to decision-makers
  • Help to drive the digital strategy of the IOC
  • Production models that deliver high profile product features to users across the world, including during the Olympic Games, based on personalization algorithms.
  • Fan data architecture and integrations

We are a dynamic, informal and multicultural team of specialists so far from 6 different countries with a range of skills from data, statistics, and engineering to
business communications and project management. We highly value diversity of background and perspective and are striving for a gender balanced team. We work in
close collaboration with colleagues who are experts in areas such as editorial, marketing, commercial, product and technical delivery. Our working language is English.

The role of the Data and Analytics Associate is to deliver recommendations and strategic direction to anyone from the c-suite to the editing suite based on your data driven insight. The team is highly visible across the Olympic Channel and IOC, who rely on our team to deliver clear guidance for a range of strategic initiatives – from content analysis to supporting our commercial partners to overall digital strategy.

Job Responsibilities


  • Meet and work directly with different stakeholders to define project requirements. We work cross-functionally, supporting internal teams (Executive, Content, Data Science, Marketing, Commercial, Technical, Product) and External partners to help answer their business questions
  • Present (or prepare documents describing) the work of the team at a range of levels within the organization including to top management.
  • Work with supporting team-members (data scientists & data engineers) to clearly translate business requirements into projects and collaborate to derive learnings and insights from teammembers with their heads deeper in the data. Your key role is translating between the business and the rest of our team, understanding key things observed by one that will be important to the other.
  • Be able to transform large amounts of data into insights, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Communicate fluently, orally and in writing, presenting insights and recommendations backed by complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Understand the core need underneath the business question at hand – and how to reframe that question into one that can be answered with data
  • Research and develop techniques, procedures, and tools for more efficient use of resources in supporting business activities with data.

Job Qualifications


  • Strategic and creative solutions-oriented thinking
  • Experience presenting data-backed conclusions and recommendations to stakeholders, including executives, and clearly articulating and defending your point of view (in slides, memos, or other written formats)
  • 1-2 years of experience in a consulting firm, investment bank, private equity, and/or media/entertainment/tech company in a strategy/business development/analytical role.
  • Experience with Data Visualisation / Reporting tools including
    o Caring deeply and putting great thought into the way information is received
    o Storytelling with data – making data insightful and easy to consume
    o Selecting the right tool for the job and being able to design it – be it in a presentation, memo, dashboard or other format
  • High attention to detail and ability to effectively manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Hands-on and positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication.

Workplace and Environment

  • Fast paced work environment;
  • Subject to national/international criminal background checks;
  • Position until the end of 2020

How To Apply


To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and CV to jobs@olympicchannel.com, along with examples of previous work (eg. link to a show reel or similar). The Olympic Channel is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a broad diversity of talent to apply.

Important: Please quote your name and job reference: ‘Data and Analytics Associate’ in the email subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please be informed that the controller of your personal data will be Olympic Channel Services, S.L. (hereinafter, OCS) with trade register No. B87320867, and a  registered address in Calle Torrelaguna 75, 28027 Madrid. Your personal data will be processed in order to evaluate your application among other things (purpose no. 5 detailed in our privacy policy below linked), being the legal basis for it your consent by freely submitting your application. You may exercise your rights of access to, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection to processing and portability of your personal data at any given moment, and to the extent established by the applicable  legislation. For further information regarding the purposes of the processing or your rights please consult or privacy policy here. In this case the personal information provided will be processed to fulfil purpose no. 5 detailed in the following privacy policy: https://www.obs.tv/assets/terms_policies/privacy.pdf