Position: Web Analytics Intern
Where: Downtown Seattle
What: Wetpaint is on the hunt for a web analytics intern who is excited to take part in the major changes occurring in digital media today and thinks about everything in numbers. If that sounds like you, join us in our quest to build a new publishing platform that will revolutionize the media industry.
We’re building systems that can spot breaking news before it’s picked up anywhere else, handicap content for the amount of traffic it will drive and figure out where, when, and how to best merchandise this content across onsite, mobile, social, and email distribution channels. At the heart of these systems is a core focus on using data collection, analytics, machine learning, and optimization techniques on large numerical and unstructured data from social media streams and other sources. We’re setting the stage for a new paradigm within the media industry never before has this level of technology and data been applied to the way content is discovered, created, distributed, and monetized.
What: This position will use data to monitor and communicate key metrics and insights to the company, support the publishing team with analysis around social media and content consumption, and drive small web analytics projects that help Wetpaint revolutionize media.
Responsibilities: Wetpaint is looking for a critical thinking and inquisitive intern who will work within our Analytics team to help with data reporting and analysis. Primary responsibilities will involve maintaining dashboards, communicating insights from trends, and helping with quantitative support across the company. The ideal candidate will be very quantitatively-minded and attentive to details. As analytics is a core part of our business, this role will provide many valuable opportunities to develop experience with business intelligence and web analytics, as well as an extensive introduction to digital media and internet business.
This will be a paid internship with flexible hours.
1. B.A. (or current college junior/senior) in math/statistics, business, economics, or natural sciences.
2. Strong Excel and data analysis skills required. Ability to query in SQL and SPSS (or SAS) a bonus.
3. Understanding of web analytics and data platforms (such as Google Analytics) a plus.
4. Must be able to communicate data analysis in a clear and accurate manner to anyone.
5. Passionate about internet trends in digital and social media.
From its earliest roots, Wetpaint has been a web publisher specializing in scalable content platforms designed to capitalize on disruptive changes in online technology and publishing. Our initial community platform, wikis by Wetpaint, reaches 10 million monthly unique users. The company’s new proprietary publishing platform is engineered to produce premium branded media destinations featuring professionally authored content across an array of categories — with a 5-10X economic advantage over traditional web publishing models. Wetpaint Entertainment (www.wetpaint.com), custom-tailored for young women who love TV and fashion, is our first property on the new platform. Recognizing that technology and audience expectations have changed media forever, Wetpaint has re-visioned what it takes to create, monetize, and distribute top-shelf content efficiently — and how to package it in compelling experiences that garner audience loyalty and brand distinction.
Founded by Internet pioneer Ben Elowitz, and with offices in Seattle and New York, Wetpaint is backed by top-tier investors Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, Frazier Technology Ventures and DAG Ventures. Recognized with awards and honors by Time, OnHollywood, Washington Technology Industry Association, and AlwaysOn, Wetpaint offers a destination for millions of people to consume content, contribute to their community, and interact with other fans who share their passions.