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Senior Data Scientist - Curate

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo +1 more

Join us for the opportunity to directly impact the success of some of the biggest newspapers in Norway and Sweden by improving the experience for millions of daily users.

You will be a key member in a highly dedicated and competent cross-functional team and continue building upon the proven founding bet: that automation and personalization increase how well our front pages perform and are substantial additions to the curation done manually by editors

The product you will be working with offers algorithms that enable our newsrooms to optimize the content offering on their front pages, combining data science and the expertise of front editors. The goal is to deliver front pages that give the users the most important news and that are also highly engaging!

What you will do
In Curate the data science work is multifaceted: you will be a data scientist, data analyst, and software engineer all at the same time. An important part of your job is about understanding and translating business needs into technical requirements and test hypotheses. You will work with the rest of the team and representatives from the newspapers to collaboratively improve our product offering, iteratively develop algorithms as well as ensuring we are tracking the right information to allow easy, precise analysis of the impact. You’ll have the opportunity to work with everything from experiment design and in-depth analysis to general machine learning and natural language processing.

Factors that will be key to success:

  • Understanding the interplay between user behaviour and the events we track as well as how we track them, then use that knowledge to further improve our front page optimizations
  • Evaluating the potential of different hypotheses with offline evaluations and retrospective analysis
  • Designing and evaluating A/B-tests as well as defining accurate evaluation metrics that will ensure we meet the set business objectives for Curate and our users
  • Developing and improving on algorithms that will be used for optimizing the content with different business objectives in mind. This includes applying machine learning techniques as well as more advanced statistics (e.g. bayesian statistics solutions)
  • Collaborating with data scientists and other stakeholders from the newspapers to ensure that we utilize their business knowledge and domain expertise
  • Help evolve the methodology and tools available to Curate and Schibsted’s data science community

We believe that you:

  • Have previous experience working in the field of Data Science and/or a degree in Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Have the ability to build and work with models with a user-centric mindset in order to better understand our users and how they interact with our front pages
  • Are able to build and maintain relationships, and influence others. You’re a good communicator that knows how to utilize cross-functional environments
  • Are able to empathize with the challenges newsrooms are facing and can help them solve their problems by defining the appropriate data, analyses, or implementations
  • Are able to write complex SQL queries to analyse vast amounts of data containing millions of users
  • Have experience of using tools such as R or Python for analytical purposes as well as Git for source control
  • Can inspire and mentor your team members and the data science community within Schibsted to expand their knowledge
  • Have strong mathematical and statistical understanding of experimentation and non experimentation-based attribution methodologies

Place of work: You will join our office in either Stockholm, Oslo or Kraków. We can offer a hybrid workplace solution where you can choose to work from home 2-3 days a week and the other days from the office.

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Larry Parker
Junior Developer
"I feel extremely inspired and fortunate to work with talented colleagues, many of whom had decided to return to Schibsted after a period of working elsewhere."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Eoin Falconer
Data Enabler
"Schibsted allows you to turn your passion, energy and expertise into real-world solutions that touch millions of users."

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • We embrace diversity

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Product & Tech is responsible for product development and technology platforms for News Media brands. The unit consists of product managers, software engineers, UX experts, and user researchers. Most of our teams work distributed, with colleagues in Oslo, Stockholm, Krakow, Gdansk, Bergen, and Stavanger.


1839Christian Schibsted
founds a Printing House.

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured
 and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular 
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today
 the number one marketplace 
in Sweden.

2005 – 2008Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
 various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is
 starting.

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted.

2009-2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005 - 2008Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009 - 2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

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