HarperCollins Publishers

  • Data Analyst

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Category
    Administration
  • Overview

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing seeks a strong/organized Data Analyst to work closely with and support the SVP & Group Publisher, who has oversight of multiple publishing imprints.

     

    Successful candidates will have a strong business acumen and an impeccable analytical mind. The ideal candidate will possess superior organizational skills and the ability to identify and evaluate trends as well as assess projects and initiatives to identify what worked, what didn’t, and why.

     

    The Data Analyst will gather data, maintain data, and turn data into useful information, useful information into insight and insight into strategic business recommendations.

    Responsibilities

    Through data analytics, support the SVP & Group Publisher’s work driving profitability and growth in the product groups.

     

    Maintain the A/B Title Tracker in coordination with The Director, Financial Reporting

    • Monthly: Ensure that the tracker is updated, flag concerns and opportunities, and discuss recommended action steps with the Group Publisher
    • Monthly: Assist the Group Publisher in communicating with the publishing teams regarding acquisition of and spacing for A- and B-level projects for the current fiscal year plus the two upcoming fiscal years
    • Quarterly: Join the Group Publisher in meeting with each publishing team to review progress
    • Ongoing: Maintain a grid view by topic, genre, audience, etc., to enable the Group Publisher to identify product conflict, gaps in release spacing, and missed release date opportunities

    Maintain the Frontlist Pipeline in coordination with The Director, Financial Reporting

    • Monthly: Ensure that the pipeline is updated, flag concerns and opportunities, and discuss recommended action steps with the Group Publisher
    • Monthly: Track progress toward frontlist revenue targets by product group for the current fiscal year plus the two upcoming fiscal years
    • Monthly: Track budget slippage and drop-ins as well as progress toward an overall balanced release schedule 

    Maintain Key Backlist Release Plan

    • Biannual: Maintain a master schedule, schedule meetings, and reserve rooms for backlist development meetings with each product group
    • Ongoing: Coordinate with the product groups and the custom team to maintain a master Key Backlist Release Plan as well as a view by product group
    • Quarterly: Meet with the Group Publisher to review updates to the Key Backlist Release Plan and discuss potential adjustments

    New imprint research

    • As assigned by the Group Publisher, research potential new HCCP/HCF imprints, sub-imprints, and lines
    • As assigned by the Group Publisher, develop and present ideas and recommendations based on the research

    Conduct Post-Launch Analysis of Key Book Group Releases

     

    Provide information to the Group Publisher regarding the “why” behind successes and failures

    • Monthly: Study and share details on at least 2 titles to identify success drivers in content, author promotion, sales, marketing, etc.
    • Analyze at least 2 titles per product group each fiscal year 

    Provide information to the Group Publisher each quarter regarding primary marketing spending for each product group

    • Include a comparison to budget (dollars and percentages) as well as a detailed spending analysis
    • Work with the Group Publisher to identify and disseminate best practices and learnings 

    Work with the Group Publisher to do budget pre-planning work for the upcoming fiscal year with each product group

    • Analyze opportunities and risk (overall and by product group) for the upcoming fiscal year in view of growth targets—to be completed by 10/31 for the upcoming fiscal year
    • Meet with the Group Publisher to review findings and recommendations by product group
    • Schedule annual meetings with each product group—to be completed by 12/1 for the upcoming fiscal year

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Understanding of publishing process is highly desired
    • Strong business acumen including a working knowledge of key financial measures is strongly preferred
    • Strong command of all MS Office applications required
    • Advanced Excel skills to include vlookups, pivot tables, other in-depth queries, and data comparison scenarios
    • Minimum of 3 Years of experience working in a data-intensive position, understanding data from an internal and external perspective
    • Proven project management skills

     

    Education: 4-year degree in Business or related field required

     

    Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Must be tech savvy, an Excel guru, and able to learn new systems with ease
    • Proven project management and organizational skills are a must.
    • Long range planner who can anticipate and identify problems
    • Can see the big picture and also dissect the individual pieces for analysis
    • Able to distill key points from numerous pieces of information and then clearly communicate them to others
    • Proficient in database management and the manipulation of data
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; must interact effectively with others to be successful

    Additional Skills:

    • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and work with resources across multiple projects
    • Team player with a collaborative mindset
    • Strategic thinker
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem solve
    • Self-motivated and highly productive
    • Appreciates deadlines and strives to deliver

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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