Insights Storyteller/Comm. & Design Specialist

| Santa Monica

Universal Music Group is looking for a communication specialists/insight storyteller to join our global data and analytics team based in Santa Monica. This position will report into the data and analytics, strategy and business engagement director and will be responsible for producing compelling data visualizations, presentations, email communications, and/or graphics that translate complex analytical results into concise and compelling prescriptive insights for both internal and external audiences.

Clear and concise (and visually pleasing) communication is essential for this role, as is the ability to collaborate with leadership positions within the business, as well as a growing team of data scientists, analysts, and statisticians on a wide variety of initiatives. These initiatives will require skillful transformation of analytical results and often complex concepts into easy to understand visual narratives that clearly articulate strategy, drive new initiatives, or communicate value propositions and tangible next steps to stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for writing and illustrating data-driven visual stories. They love data and are able to coherently speak data to others. In addition to having profound information design and story-telling abilities, they are resourceful, confident under pressure, and comfortable working in a fast paced, growth-oriented, environment. Full disclosure, you'll also have to do the less exciting job of ensuring the our user-base are aware of important departmental updates from time to time, however, you'll hopefully take these on with the same vigor as the more high-profile data driven initiatives.

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent graphic design and visual story-telling ability
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel as well as Keynote
  • Ability to leverage BI tools such as MicroStrategy or DOMO
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Open and straightforward
  • Must be able to present examples of prior work
  • Able to travel internationally

Experience:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, or other graphic design software
  • Experience as a copy-writer, editor, or journalist-type role in a data-centric environment

Very Welcome Bonus Skills (but not a deal breaker):

  • Experience with HTML5/CSS and python for building dynamic web content
  • Experience with web-based data visualization technologies like D3.js
  • Understanding of statistical methods and predictive analytics

Education:

  • BS/BA degree preferably in data-visualization and storytelling, information design, graphic design, communications, business analytics, or related areas.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

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What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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