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Metadata Analyst

Open to remote candidates


The Penguin Random House Metadata team is seeking a skilled, inquisitive Analyst who can mine a variety of data sources and uncover business recommendations that drive online discoverability for our titles. 


This position sits within the PRH Online & Digital Sales team, reporting to the VP, Director, Online Marketplace. You’ll work collaboratively with a team of data analysts and metadata experts to drive scalable SEO through analysis and reporting, distill insights from consumer search data into actionable takeaways for stakeholders in publishing and sales, and you will serve as the dedicated corporate Metadata Analyst for the Penguin Publishing Group. 


This is an excellent opportunity for a curious person looking to flex their analytical muscles and help us leverage data to more effectively sell books.


What you’ll do:

•    Analyze data from multiple sources to identify and capitalize on consumer search trends through metadata optimization
•    Develop reporting and tools that drive decision-making and measure results using SQL, Excel, and PowerBI
•    Design and oversee metadata experiments; assess impact and make recommendations to our team
•    Conduct analysis on consumer search behavior across a wide range of book categories and be responsible for presenting actionable takeaways for our business to publishing and sales
•    Serve as a liaison to the Penguin Publishing Group to field queries on metadata best practices and provide trend-based recommendations to editorial, marketing, publicity, and managing editorial


An ideal candidate will have:

•    2+ years of relevant work experience (data analyst or equivalent)
•    Proficiency in SQL and MS Excel; experience with PowerBI and/or Python is a plus
•    Excellent analytical skills with the ability to connect data findings to business applications and effectively communicate results to a non-technical audience
•    Eagerness to learn, question our assumptions, and to dig into data from a variety of angles
•    Initiative and is enthusiastic about generating ideas and executing projects without hand-holding
•    A team player who enjoys brainstorming and collaborating with others (from fellow data analysts and SEO experts to cross-functional stakeholders)
•    A fresh perspective on publishing—no prior industry experience required



Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at
Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 168710

Date:  Oct 16, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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