SportsBusiness Journal | Data Analyst | Charlotte, NC


Since 1999, Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal has provided the critical news and information that sports industry leaders need to compete, negotiate and succeed.

SportsBusiness Journal provides coverage of the deals, trades, contracts and boardroom power plays that shape the rapidly changing sports landscape. Regular columns cover every aspect of the industry, from media and marketing to finance, facilities and labor. With bureaus in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Charlotte, and a network that includes more than 80 reporters and editors across the country, SportsBusiness Journal provides readers with the breaking news stories that are crucial to their success. In addition, weekly In-Depth reports give readers the analysis they need to make sense of the topics that are most important to the industry. The publication's influence extends beyond the pages of the magazine through a variety of special events and awards series, including the World Congress of Sports, the Forty Under 40 Awards and the Sports Business Awards.

Position Summary

SportsBusiness Journal is looking to hire a Data Analyst to join our data team. You will take responsibility for building and managing our master data set, developing reports and troubleshooting data issues. To do well in this role you need a very fine eye for detail, experience as a data analyst and deep understanding of the popular data analysis tools and BI databases.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing master data, including creation, updates and deletion

  • Creating new data projects, building niche products

  • Provide quality assurance of imported data, working with quality assurance analyst

  • Commissioning and decommissioning of data sets

  • Processing confidential data and information according to guidelines

  • Managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security and metadata

  • Supporting initiatives for data integrity and normalization

  • Troubleshooting the reporting database environment and reports

  • Evaluating changes and updates to source production systems

  • Training end users on new reports and dashboards

  • Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing

Qualifications, Skills and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in computer science

  • 3-5 years of work experience as a data analyst or in related field

  • A basic understanding of BI, preferably with an interest in sports business

  • Ability to work with stakeholders to assess potential risks

  • Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations

  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms

  • High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large scale databases

  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases

  • High-level written and verbal communication skills