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Lead Data Scientist

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Curate is Schibsted Media’s central platform for automating and personalising front pages.

We are looking for a senior data scientist for the Curate product team.

Curate sets out to revolutionize how we distribute the right content to the right user at the right time. It’s as simple as that.

The team has the mandate and space to experiment and radically change our publications main assets - their front pages.

In Curate you’ll be part of a highly dedicated and competent cross-functional team with everything it needs to realize its mission, including skills within engineering, UX, product management, data analysis and data science/machine learning.

The team has proved the founding bet: that an automated front-page can perform better than a manually curated one, and we are now in the process of scaling and improving the offering.

There is a long journey ahead, but our work has already been recognized with prestigious awards like the INMA Award for “Best in Europe”.

The whole industry is learning and watching closely as we undertake one of the biggest changes in how readers experience journalism, and if you are seeking impact, this is the role for you.

As a data scientist embedded in the product team, you will be utilizing your knowledge, toolbox and experience, and with the rest of the team scale and nail the product beyond the current offering.

Your main responsibilities will be the KPIs, algorithms and experimentation parts of the platform.


What you will do

Your areas of focus and responsibility will lie in the following areas:

  • KPIs: When the Curate platform scales, the Curate KPIs needs to be clearly defined and observable both internally and externally.
  • Algorithms: The algorithms sit at the core of Curate’s offering. You will be responsible for continuously developing, maintaining and scaling Curate’s algorithms to optimize the frontpages. In particular, that entails leading the workstream that aims to optimize the frontpages using personalisation. Part of this is also to package the algorithms to the newsrooms in a simple and user-friendly manner.
  • Experimentation: Efficient experimentation is critical to the success of both Curate and the newsrooms using Curate. In this role, you work on making sure experiments can be conducted and evaluated efficiently in both ends.
  • Quality assurance: Part of your job will be spreading your knowledge to the rest of the team and make sure it gets applied but also to the rest of the organization. This entails gathering and spreading learnings, pairing up with other disciples to achieve maximum impact, ensuring the integrity and quality in the fundamental models as they are put in production.

Who you are

  • At least a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics or any quantitative field.
  • Experience of building systems for model training and serving using, e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch
  • Understanding and genuine interest of AI and machine learning methods and algorithms, e.g., gradient-based optimization and neural networks
  • Experience with development in programming languages such as Python and Java
  • Proven track record of shipping technology while dealing with ambiguity, managing cross-team dependencies and relationships. The data science toolbox here is a means to an end, not the end, you will need a keen sense of business and product and in the end, our readers, to be successful in the role.

It is great if you have

  • Experience with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, and being familiar with container based architectures and microservices
  • Experience with distributed computing technologies like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka

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Work with great people

Veronica Heltne
Head of UX, Schibsted Product&Tech
"Schibsted is a place where you both get to work with digitization and further development of established media houses, as well as innovation and user insight connected to new products and services."
Michel Dahlberg Traore
Project Manager Internationalization, Lendo
"At Schibsted you get to work with high achieving and talented people who at the same time don’t take themselves too seriously."
Christian Horn Hanssen
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth
"Working with talented people from all backgrounds, seeking the ideas of tomorrow. What's not to like?"
Tove Strander
HR Specialist, Schibsted
"I work with talented who contribute to taking the independent press into the digital future and making a positive change in people's daily lives"
Helena Siegbahn
Digital Marketing Specialist, Schibsted Growth
"Schibsted gives me the opportunity to work with motivating colleagues in an inspiring environment!"
Mikaela Saletti
UX designer
"I feel like Schibsted Sweden is an organisation that truly cares about it’s people."
Veronica Heltne
Head of UX, Schibsted Product & Tech
"Schibsted er et sted hvor man både får jobbe med digitalisering og videreutvikling av etablerte mediehus, samt innovasjon og brukerinnsikt koblet til nye produkter og tjenester. "
Michel Dahlberg Traore
Projektledare Internationalisering, Lendo
"På Schibsted får du jobba med högpresterande och begåvade människor som inte tar sig själva på för stort allvar"
Christian Horn Hanssen
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth
"Att arbeta med begåvade människor från olika bakgrunder, som söker morgondagens idéer. Vad är bättre än det?"
Tove Strander
HR Specialist, Schibsted
"Vi vill tillsammans ta den oberoende journalistiken till den digitala framtiden och göra en positiv förändring i människors dagliga liv."
Mikaela Saletti
UX designer
"För mig är Schibsted en organisation som verkligen bryr sig om sina anställda."
Helena Siegbahn
Digital Marketing Specialist, Schibsted Growth
"Schibsted ger mig möjligheten att arbeta med motiverade kollegor i en inspirerande miljö!"

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • We embrace diversity

  • Media - The Power of Journalism

  • The second hand effect through our marketplaces

  • Work with products that matter in people's lives

  • 8000 fantastic colleagues in over 20 countries

  • Local and global career opportunities

  • Innovation, it’s at our core

  • 8000 fantastiska kollegor i över 20 länder

  • Jobba med produkter och tjänster som berör

  • The Second Hand effect bidrar till bättre miljö

  • Media – och The Power of Journalism

  • Lokala och globala karriärmöjligheter

  • Innovation i fokus sedan 1839

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

About the company

Schibsted Media combines a long and proud publishing tradition stretching back to the 19th century, with digital innovation and entrepreneurship. Schibsted Media is an independent division that comprises all of Schibsted’s media businesses, including brands such as VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad, Fædrelandsvennen, and seven local newspapers.

The division also includes Schibsted Growth, which is home to start-ups and growing businesses such as Lendo, Prisjakt, Let’s Deal, Bynk, Fronteer Solutions, and Kickback. Growth is always searching for smart founders with ambitious ideas, scalable business models – and a mission to empower people in their daily lives.

Schibsted Media was established in the autumn of 2017, and the division contains 4000 employees who are based across Norway, Sweden, and Poland.


1839Christian Michael Schibsted founded Schibsted Forlag

1860Christiania Adresseblad was founded - Later changed named to Aftenposten

1966Schibsted acquired VG

1996Schibsted aquired Aftonbladet

1998Schibsted aquired SvD

2001Finn.no and Schibsted Growth is Established

2003Schibsted aquired Blocket

2011Schibsted Product & Tech Polska is established

2015Schibsted Media passes 1 million paying subscribers

2017Schibsted becomes organised in two divisions, Media & Marketplaces

1839Christian Michael Schibsted grundar Schibsteds förlag

1860Grundas Christiania Adresseblad - som senare bytte namn till Aftenposten

1966Schibsted förvärvar VG

1996Schibsted förvärvar Aftonbladet

1998Schibsted förvärvar SvD

2001Finn.no och Schibsted Growth etableras

2003Schibsted förvärvar Blocket

2011Schibsted Product & Tech Polska etableras

2015Schibsted Media passerar 1 miljon betalande användare

2017Schibsted organiserar sig i två divisioner, Media & Marketplaces

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