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ViacomCBS Director, Learning Analytics, Noggin in New York, New York

About The Brand

Nickelodeon's top-ranked video subscription service for preschoolers, NOGGIN. NOGGIN is an ad-free, video subscription service that features over a thousand iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, educational content, music videos featuring preschoolers' favorite Nickelodeon characters, and more, with new content added weekly. Currently available for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Fire tablet and Roku devices, NOGGIN has 36 series to date including the recently added Canticos, Dora the Explorer, Zack & Quack and Peppa Pig. Additional titles in the NOGGIN lineup include Yo Gabba Gabba!, Trucktown, Miffy and Friends, Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, Franklin, The Backyardigans and Pocoyo. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Overview and Responsibilities

Noggin from Nick Jr. is a leading interactive learning service for families with young kids. We help children develop skills, knowledge and passions through play with the characters they love. We also give parents important tools to help their kids thrive. A multi-platform direct-to-consumer offering, Noggin reaches families in the domestic market through standalone mobile apps, connected TV apps, and add-on channels. We are building a team of highly motivated, diverse and capable individuals who are eager to work in a startup-like environment within a large media company. We need innovators and self-starters who are passionate about playful learning and comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative and innovative organization.

Noggin is committed to hiring a skilled Data Scientist to develop Noggin’s learning analytics capabilities as an industry leader in personalized learning. The ideal candidate will play a leadership role in developing and implementing analytics that are both informative and actionable for Noggin users and internal Noggin teams. The Director will also communicate key lessons to external audiences.


  • Advance Noggin’s learning analytics strategy across content and product

  • Engage with Noggin’s product, content, research and learning teams to identify key questions and practical systems for prioritizing user analytics-driven content & product development

  • Conceive, refine and oversee the development and implementation of learning analytics across Noggin’s content types and product

  • Help inform and lead organization-wide content tagging system initiative

  • Partner with product and engineering on identifying the tools needed to capture, store and synthesize learning data

  • Ensure that recommendations from Noggin on a child’s learning are accurate and defensible

  • Analyze and report on the performance and impact of Noggin’s content with users, including parents and children

  • Develop internal dashboards that provide accurate and informative views on learning content to drive quality improvement and ongoing research

  • Support development of parent-facing dashboards and other experiences conveying the learning progress of their child

  • Develop insights on the impact of Noggin’s content and product that can inform future development

  • Staff relevant content and learning “discovery projects” to help integrate learning analytics in all new and existing content forms, product development, and market and informative research

  • Develop external presentations with SVP, Content/Strategy and SVP, Learning/Impact to propel Noggin’s leadership in personalized learning

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred in relevant area such as computer, data or learning sciences

  • 3+ years experience in educational data science or learning metrics development

  • Superior quantitative reasoning skills

  • Experience in interactive media design, development or research

  • Experienced in Python, R or an equivalent statistical programming language

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to support multiple teams within a matrix organization

  • Deadline-driven and highly flexible

  • Demonstrated passion to improve education and promote equal opportunity

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Brand Noggin

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14568