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Dreamjob: Director of Data and Analytics

Dear all, if you if you think you're the right candidate for this job or know a candidate I should get in touch with, I would greatly appreciate your help, as well as any shares. 
After having spent quality time with my new colleagues in many countries around the world, I venture to say that this is a fantastic and rare opportunity for anyone who has a passion for data as well as high-quality journalism. I look forward to working with you. 

The specs:

Condé Nast International publishes close to 100 high-quality web sites and apps in eleven countries, reaching more than 200 million unique users. 

To support the global growth of our audiences and to develop new exciting products, we are building a data and analytics team, based in London. You will report directly to our Chief Digital Officer and be part of an internationally visible leadership team that will also include a Director of Strategy and Research and a Director of Product and Emerging Platforms. 
As the Director of Data and Analytics, you will build and lead a team of data architects, data analysts and data scientists to closely collaborate with our editors, product teams, commercial teams, Heads of Digital and Heads of Data around the world.

Key duties & Responsibilities
Build a world-class data and analytics team to support the growth of Condé Nast International.
Develop an editorial and commercial data strategy that optimizes our group-wide synergies, while also reflecting the very different environments in our Asian, European and Latin-American markets.
Evaluate and coordinate already existing and future implementations of data analytics solutions, DMPs, SSPs, AdServer solutions and related software solutions across our markets.
Support the data-informed development of new high-quality editorial products.
Develop new data-driven advertising products.
Facilitate and nurture a permanent sharing of best practice between our teams worldwide.

Essential Skills & Requirements
International leadership and management experience in a digital publishing company or social media platform.
The proven ability to build, manage and inspire a rapidly growing and diverse data team, whilst also influencing, coordinating and learning from stakeholders in different countries. 
Experience in multi-variate prototype testing.
Experience in developing data driven advertising products. 
Experience in supporting editors in their development of data-informed editorial strategies and workflows. 
A keen interest in machine-learning.
Outstanding communicative and intercultural skills, combined with a passion for sharing knowledge in a tangible manner. 


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So, they give it another try. Cool. 
Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (, we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography ( to Wild Hummingbirds (, people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing ( or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes ( . Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones ( to Painting ( With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.

But we didn’t stop with Collections and Communities; the new Google+ also makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. And we’ve worked hard to make our new web experience load fast and work beautifully on devices of all sizes.

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.) In the coming days, we’ll roll out updated apps for Android and iOS.

While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet. We got here by listening and learning, and will continue doing so. Please visit our Help Center ( or drop us a line in our support community ( to share your thoughts, questions, and more. 
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I will join Conde Nast International soon. 
Dear Friends, I will soon leave The Guardian to join Conde Nast International. I will stay in London, will remain a friend and supporter of The Guardian and am now looking forward to meeting my new colleagues at CNI. Here is the full press-release:
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by the way: select any word or sentence on the new Guardian site and you can tweet or email it right away. 
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Thx to Richard Nguyen and +Cantlin Ashrowan 

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Endearing:  Young woman photoshops herself into the childhood photos of her mom. 

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The new site of Guardian US has gone live today. Here is a behind-the-scenes report by Source. 

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For my friends in Germany, Austria, Switzerland: My opening keynote at the German  'Besser Online' conference for digital journalists, Berlin, Oct. 18th. Topic: The relationship between print and online journalism. 

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live stream from Westminster, celebrating the launch of Guardian Membership: Naomi Klein discusses climate change and the future of capitalism. Starts at 7 p.m. UK time, or in about 15 minutes from now. 

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The Guardian's live blog about the protests in Hong Kong tonight. 

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#wearable #drones. Oh, yes, almost forgot to mention: for selfies!
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